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17 Jul 2006

Hi Doc,

It's me again - I'm not sure if you recall my post regarding the man that made an indescent proposal to me. However, I find that I regularly have nightmares about this situation and to make matters worse, there's a strong possibility that I will bump into this person when I have go away on my next business trip.
I actually feel sick to the pit of my stomach.
How do I get over this and move on with my life. I hate the fact that this has become such an issue for me. I'm at the point where if someone had to do this to me again or just look at me in a suggestive manner, I'm concerned that I may just beat them up!

You advise would be most appreciated. Sorry to bring this up again.

Kind Regards!
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01 Jan 0001

Sounds like a moderate variety of a sort of post-traumatic reaction, as you seem to have responded with more upst than some people might, to the experience of these unwelcome remarks. Generally, such reactions fade after a couple of weeks --- if they are persisting, seeing a counsellor would be a good idea, to prevent the related problems becoming more chronic and disabling, and instead to clear them up. Is there some way to discuss this with your boss, so you don't need to go on business trips involving this guy, or so that he get a stern warning from his boss not to try anything of the sort again or else ?
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