According to an article published on Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence (BTSADV), “stalking is a situation (or series of incidents) aimed at a specific person to cause them to fear.”
When it comes to domestic violence relationships, the abuser attempts to maintain control over the victim through stalking. Stalking methods can include “physically following you, sending unwanted gifts, calls or emails, damaging your house and private property or monitoring computers.”
Below are some of the ways you can protect yourself from a stalker:
1. Refuse to interact with your stalker; cut off all forms of communication.
2. Improve your home safety through security systems, floodlights, panic buttons, and other protective devices
3. Always lock your doors, whether you’re out or at home.
4. Change your routine, go to the store on different days, leave for work at different times each day
5. Tell others about your suspicion.
6. Get a P.O. Box for secure delivery of your mail.
For more advice regarding self-protection from a stalker, read the full article here.