To Tell or Not To Tell

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20170225_072244If you knew that a male friend or family member had stalked, harassed or abused his former partners (either because you witnessed the behavior or because he confided the information to you) would you feel morally obligated to tell his current partner? Are you a busy-body if you get involved? Do you only tell if she asks? Do you assume that he will be honest and tell her eventually? If you stay silent and he injures his current partner, would you feel partially responsible because you were aware that there was a potential for danger and said nothing? Are we responsible for other people’s safety?

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

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Screenshot_2016-01-07-20-34-06Does your partner follow you? Frequently call, email or text you? Keep tabs on you through the use of social media? Show up unexpectedly? Leave unwanted items (flowers, notes, etc.) on your car or at your home or job? Has your partner installed a tracking device on your car or cell phone? Has your partner threatened you? Has your partner stolen your identity in order to ruin your credit and limit your ability to secure housing or purchase a vehicle? Stalking is against the law and there is help availableĀ  http://www.ncvc.org