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A month ago I was taking a bath and while sitting on the ledge of the bathtub I noticed some movement coming from under the door. At first I thought my cat was trying to "scratch" his way into the bathroom because he likes to lay next to the tub while I soak. Well, that was not the case. What I saw was an iPod Nano being stuck under the door. I quickly grabbed my towel and went into my bedroom to find my 16 year old stepson walking out of my room. He tried to say he was looking for something in my room but obviously that was a lie. I asked him for his iPod twice and he finally gave it to me. My fear was confirmed, he had been filming me under the door while he dad was downstairs in his chair watching TV. Needless to say I'm not sure how to "get over" this. I'm going through counseling and we're making him go to counseling as well but I can't help but feel unsafe in my own home.Answer Question
Answer by bloomsr at 10:09 PM on Aug. 29, 2011
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Answer by amandajoy21 at 10:30 PM on Aug. 29, 2011
Truthful I would be putting a lock on my bedroom door. If talking to him and counselling is not working. Maybe he needs to go live with his mom. If possible. Is he big enough to sexually assault you? That's what I would be worrying about.
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