Had a security system installed in my home today. I am anticipating retaliation for calling the police and filing charges. I know this won't keep me 100% safe, but in my home, it will help. As I stood there listening to the instructions, an anxiety attack hit. This was really surprising to me. I thought there would be relief and a sense of taking back control of my safety. Instead I felt overwhelming anxiety and sadness that it has come to this. Never in a million years would I have put a security system in my home. The realization that I even need one is really hard to fathom. Can anyone tell me how they are coping with the day-to-day existence of their perpetrator walking around free? How do you get past the paralyzing fear?