My stalker murdered my husband. Here’s how you can protect yourself

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January 2023 marks the nineteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month. As a victim of a very serious and violent case of stalking, I wanted to share my own experience and bring awareness to what stalking is, how it can lead to extreme violence that can have lifelong devastating effects on victims, and how to protect yourself.  

With one in three women, and one in six men potentially being stalked in their lifetime, this an important topic to cover. 

If you ever question whether you are being stalked, ask yourself if what is happening is scary/distressing, not the first incident, and targets the same person (you.) 

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Stalking is commonly defined as a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear for the person’s safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. 

An image from a video of a suspect stalking a teen in Philadelphia before a deadly shooting on Sept. 11, 2022. (Philadelphia Police Department)

Thirteen years ago, my husband Ben was murdered in front of me by a man

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