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Mary654

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2 days ago i was walking in the park around 20:00 pm and i was followed by a man , he than contacted me asked me i want to smoke and i could see from his body language that at any second he was going to jump at me , my guess he wanted to sexually assult me, luckily i managed to run away and get to an area of the park where there were a bunch of families and i waited there until my dad picked me up . Some background- my worst fear in life is being sexually asulted , i dont know why but i often have nightmares about it , i cant stop crying and thinking about the expirience ever since it happend . I feel traumatised , i need help coping with the situation
I cant stop thinking how close i came to danger, has anyone had a simillar experience and has some advice as to how to deal with the situation?
 
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Hi,
Yes I was almost attacked as a teenager, a guy got out his car and tried to lure me in with him and his friends.
I am still traumatised by it, the police didn't care.
I was so frightened it affected me badly. I hope you can recover.
Counselling might help, people can be affected in lots of different ways.
Well done for getting help and calling your dad, glad your safe now.
Hugs
 
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Mary654

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Thank you mayflower7
Im glad im ok too... i too called the police and they went to the place to search for the guy but could not find him... what did you do after this happened to you ? Did you also get panic attacks?
 
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Hi,
I stopped going out for a while, have had panic attacks to.
Prefer to be with someone when going out.
Hugs
 
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You could learn self defence if permitted in your Country.
 
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