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I live in the apartment where I was raped.

He is gone, the locks have been changed,  I have a restraining order,  I should be safe  (inside the apartment at least ).

But when my dog’s bark at night,  which they just about never do, I immediately panic!

I turn on my light,  grab my phone,  get up, and with much anxiety open my door and proceed to turn all the lights in the house on, check the entire apartment;  closets, shower, and empty bedroom.

I feel like I am going insane! Then of course I am way too riled up to sleep.

When is this going to end?