Being stalked is a terrifying experience that leaves a person feeling frightened and powerless.
Stalking, or “obsessional following,” is when an abuser monitors your actions and movements. It's a repeated harassing or threatening behavior by an individual, such as following a person, appearing at a person's home or place of business, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages or objects, or vandalizing a person's property, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). But in an intimate partner relationship, your partner can still stalk you. Oftentimes, this happens when the relationship is ending.
Examples Of Things Stalkers Do:
● They turn up at places that you regularly go to.
● They secretly follow you.
● They are spying on you.
● They send you threatening cards or letters in the mail.
● They leave threatening phone messages for you.
● They damage your personal property.
● They threaten people that you’re close to.
● Ignore restraining orders.
● Physically attack the victim.
● Use a GPS system to track the location of the victim.
● Use technology to gain access to the victim's email account or track computer usage.