Stalking Victim Impact

The victim's life is often changed by the stalker's use of power and control. The impact felt by the victim may be in any or all of the following ways:

  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Legal
  • Academic
  • Economic
  • Social

Certain patterns of reactions often occur, which include the following:

  • Denial
  • Bargaining
  • Minimization
  • Self-Blame
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Anger

Survivors of stalking typically experience a wide variety of responses in addition to those already mentioned, such as:

  • Depression
  • Nightmares
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Sleeping and Eating Disturbances
  • Inability to Concentrate