If you or someone you know has been the victim of rape, this is the place to find support and get advice. If you want, discuss your experience, share your feelings, and meet others going through a similar situation.
I was raped almost 3 yrs ago. I was living alone in Dallas and a stocker broke into my apt and raped me. At first I went to a safe place and stayed for 4 days. My friend talked me into going to the hospital and police. As I told my story the police officer told me it had to have been something I had done to get this "man" interested in me to the point he was following me. So beaten and battered I moved to prevent this from happening again. It wasn't even 2 months that he was coming to my door trying to get in. I called the police every time and they did nothing. Another week went by and he broke in again. I wasn't home at the time, but still called the police. After that I quite my job (which was the best job I ever had, making more then I ever had) and moved in with a friend in a small town. I still have ALLOT of trouble sleeping and can't sleep without sleeping pills. I have married and my husband is great. But he is on the road most of the time and I am not doing well. I'm scared to go out, get a job, so I stay at home by myself. When will this go away? Will I ever get over it? I feel as though I have been raped several times, one by the rapist, and several times by the police. What do you do when you can't trust the people that are there to protect you? I have found out that the man who did this to me was convicted of attempted murder. And yes it was a woman he raped and tried to kill. He works in the VA hospital in Dallas as a Respiratory therapist. I had to give up my career. Where is the justice in that? Yes I have allot of anger. But I ask why do we have to give our lives up, because of a rapist?