My name is Ashwini. I am 23 years old. I am doing my master’s degree. For three months I am getting frequent calls from different numbers from unknown people. There was a person who said he was in love with me and forced me to accept his love. When I did not accept his love and rejected his calls, he started abusing me. I was so irritated and afraid that if I got any call, I used to end the call immediately. My daily life started getting affected by what was going on in my life. He had all the information about me – where I go, where I was etc. I started to bunk classes and stay at home. I tried to avoid going to college thinking he would cut my way. My family is very traditional. If any of the family members got to know about this, they would stop me from going to college and anywhere else for that matter. So, I was unable to share this with them.
Meanwhile, my college had organized a life skills sensitization program and in the end, they introduced the Yuva Spandana program which I thought might help me in getting out of this situation. I thought I can share my problems with these people and no one would know. I visited Yuva Spandana Kendra and met Yuva Samalochaka. As Yuva Samalochaka was a lady, it helped me in communicating my problems very easily and I felt comfort in talking to her. Yuva Samalochaka helped me in analyzing the situation I was in and we both discussed the ways where we can solve this problem. She allowed me to be who am I and listened to my situation without any prejudice. I was so relaxed after sharing my problem with a person. Due to complete fear, I was unable to find any answer to my questions. Once I was relaxed, calm, and compose. I thought of identifying the person who was troubling me. Yuva Samalochaka helped in identifying the person and I got to know that it was one of my relatives. I immediately reported this to my parents and let them manage the person on their own. My parents took care of that guy and now he is not troubling me any more. I thank Yuva Samalochaka and Yuva Spandana program for helping me overcome my fear and enabling me to solve my problem.