Time Spent- 12m
13 Visitors

2 years ago (tw kidnapping)

About two and a half years ago I turned 18 and moved out of my parents house (my mom didn’t want me there anymore). I was still in highschool at the time and despite working 3 part time jobs cost of rent in the area was high and I couldn’t afford to get a place of my own, so I lived in my car. Only managed about 3 months in my car before an old “family friend” learned of my situation and used her daughter, an old friend of mine, to lure me to her house, demand that I stay with her (“K*******, I am bigger and stronger than you and you are not leaving this house!”), drug me when I finally agreed to stay for dinner, and then lock me in her basement for over a week until her daughter let me escape. It’s been two years and I still have nightmares about that week all the time and have trouble eating food other people have handled because I’m always paranoid it could be drugged. There was never any investigation because no one reported me missing. I was a bit of a loner at the time and had recently cut ties with a lot of my family due to being kicked out and I wasn’t in any sort of high/important position at any of my jobs so everyone just brushed it off that they hadn’t seen or heard from me in over a week. I never pressed charges either. I don’t think this woman is really dangerous; she didn’t actually hurt me while I was with her although she did threaten to a couple of times. I know what she did was wrong but ultimately she was just trying to help. When she abducted me I was living in a really shitty car, it was early February, and the temperature where I lived was averaging about 6 degrees Fahrenheit most nights. With her I had a warm room, a roof over my head, even warm meals most of the time. Am I wrong for sympathizing with her? Or am I wrong for holding this against her in the first place?