Nothing ventured, no restraining order, either!
In the end, the final outcome to any course is not knowable. Anonymous needs to find his own solution within his own circumstances.
Thought can be paralyzing, but I suspect a bokken swinging sharply toward his head would erase that thought-obstacle quickly... It's one of martial arts' greatest lessons for everyday life, dealing with all of life's situations with this presence.
(Alternatively, the bokken lands with similar results