I Shut Down When...

I'm overstressed and have no room to recover. It's like when I used to live in an high rise apartment building I called the nuthouse. This neighbor, a crazy pervert of a guy who used to live above me. He'd somehow would be watching me and harassing me for 4 1/2 years! My home was repeatedly broken into. The manager didn't give a hoot what this lunatic of a neighbor did to me.

Like last spring, he was bothering me around the clock. Even if I got up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night!

I started shutting down. I went to my happy place and acted like nothing could hurt me anymore.

I only had my coping skills tools to cope with the abuse from that neighbor.

When I'm being overstressed and abused for so long I'd feel there's no way out...I shut down. I avoid the person or the place as often as I can.

I eventually have a mental breakdown as a result and takes me 6 months to recover.

I had fully recovered from one this month from that abuse at that place. I've finally moved out last June and has gotten better.

I hope I don't shut down again in the future.

noaht43 noaht43
46-50, T
2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

Maybe contact the police about that neighbor?