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Is it normal to be scared after being followed home? I had this happen to me recently but when I told my parents it scared me they just told me I was being overdramatic and to get over myself. I cant tell if I'm being overdramatic or not and its really messing with my head.
YES it’s perfectly normal to be scared by that! Once someone followed my sister home slowly late at night and she walked up to a house pretending it was hers and the car stopped so she walked in! Luckily, the door was open and the nice (and surprised) couple there let her use their phone to get a ride home. It is normal to be scared, maybe not normal to stay scared, this is why your parents are telling you to get over it, although I hope they were at least a little sympathetic! These things happen unfortunately, and you can’t let it scare you into being afraid to go out. What you do is make sure you are always safe. Walk with at least two other people, stay on main, well lit streets, always have your phone, walk with your keys between your fingers and walk in an assertive manner, shoulders back and chin up. Do not hesitate to call the police if it happens again. Always let someone know what time to expect you home. It was a scary experience for you and it’s over now, try not to think about it anymore, you know what to do to prevent it from happening when you are alone, if it happens again, you have plan, this will stop it from messing with your head, and you will be OK.
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