DEALING WITH YOUR FEELINGS
Right now you are probably having difficulty with some of your relationships. Don't be surprised if "friends" abandon you or treat you like a leper. Some family members might not want to get involved. They might say things that seem callous and cold. You may feel as if they blame you for the entire situation. People whose lives haven't been touched by a false allegation will have a hard time understanding it. Don't let the stress cripple you; use it to become both physically and emotionally stronger. Just think how hard it would have been for you to understand about being falsely accused – until it happened to you.
Be aware that stress from an erroneous accusation can take a toll on your relationships with others. It's virtually impossible for somebody who hasn't gone through this nightmare to understand it. We all tend to take out our frustrations on the people closest to us. Try to be as understanding with your loved ones as you need them to be with you. The best way you can help them is to get an understanding of the situation yourself. Ask others who have experienced the injustice how the system works, and what you can expect. YOU will decide whether you and your loved ones will emotionally survive this false allegation.
If you educate yourself, you won't feel as helpless, intimidated, or confused by agency and legal procedures, Court schedules, and a whole new jargon seemingly developed to confuse you. Get to know your enemy. You can't fight something successfully if you don't know what it is and how it works.
You probably feel deep stress at suddenly not being believed after a lifetime of being an honest person. As your emotional stress levels change through the “ups and downs” of the legal process, always remember it's best not to respond to anything while depressed or in a state of shock. Give yourself time to think about your options, and always consult your attorney before providing any information about yourself or your case to anyone.
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