"Every night when I come home, I search my apartment. I look in the closets and under the bed to be sure no one is there."
"I can't go out alone at night anymore because I am too scared."
Fears about personal safety are an almost universal response to a sexual assault. You may become fearful in situations and places where you were never frightened before. During a sexual assault most victims feel powerless and/or terrified of being killed or seriously harmed. Afterwards, you may continue to feel frightened and vulnerable for a while.