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How do I know if I am being stalked?

I am not sure if it’s too early to make assumptions but I am really freaked out. I came off the bus after coming from school and I was walking home, which is a street away from my bus stop. As I was walking into the gate of my house, I closed the gate door and saw a man in a white truck looking at me; I didn’t pay any mind and just continued to walk. Then, a few minuets later, my aunt came upstairs into my house and had told me that our neighbor was on her porch while I was coming home and saw the man. She said that he had stopped his truck in the middle of the street and was looking at me. Then he pulled over, got out of the truck, and took a picture of my house with a camera and then drove off. I don’t know why he did that and have never seen him before I don’t think, and I am worried about what could happen.


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It must be a scary thing to feel this. I would encourage you to call the police in your town, give them the information and tell the neighbor that if the van is seen again to let you know. Since there isn’t enough information to either relax or accuse I would ask you to put yourself on yellow alert and follow the directions from the police. They are the professionals and can give you tips on protecting yourself.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral


Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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