Re: Effective Technique
Susan, thank you for this column. I think you handled the self-defense situation very well. You did your very best and you were not physically harmed. You listened to your inner voice. No one could possibly know what to do in that situation except you because you were there.
Second guessing self-defense situations afterward is counter productive. A successful self-defense situation is when the person is alive at the end of it. Conflict is very scary, frustrating and confusing.
I read in your column that what happened was traumatic for you. I am sure you reported him as soon as you could. We can only do our best. He is responsible for the wrong he has done, not you.