The after effects of a break-in can go long beyond missing or broken items. Those effects can also be found inside those who were violated by this crime, even if they weren’t home and never encountered the criminal themselves.
As with any trauma, getting past an event like a break-in can require time and maybe even professional help. The list below is meant to guide you on your journey.
- Step up security: You’ll want to change your locks, take another look at all entryways, and probably think about a home security system. We can help with that.
- Invite friends and family over: It’s easy to feel alone when, well, you’re alone. Inviting some friends, family, or neighbors over can help you to feel comfortable and at home again.
- Get support: There are a variety of ways to reach out for help. Whether it be professional or personal, do what is right for you.
- Avoid making big life decisions: Don’t try to make yourself feel differently by buying a large new item or making a big time decision, like a job change. You need to give yourself some time to heal.
- Rearrange and redecorate: It’s your space and it’s important to make it feel that way again. Take some time to redecorate and rearrange and make your home feel like new again!
Take your personal emotions seriously after a break-in and know that it’s very normal to have a wide variety of emotions.