When a relationship with a significant other ends badly, it is easy to find yourself feeling worried, insecure, and even unsafe. However, just because your relationship may have ended badly, it does not mean that you need to continue to feel insecure and unsafe. Rather than continue to live in such a negative state of mind, you can take practical steps and precautions to improve your safety and security following a breakup. Get to know some of the ways that you can do so, and start reclaiming control of your life and well-being once and for all.
Get Your Car Locks Changed
After the end of a relationship in which you and your ex both had (or have) copies of the keys to your car, one of your biggest sources of anxiety can be whether or not your car will still be waiting for you when you walk outside to go to work in the morning. The possibility that your former flame still has a key or made a "replacement" transponder key for your car can be a source of excessive worry for weeks and even months or years to come.
Rather than continue with these feelings, consider getting your car locks changed. At the very least, you can have the car dealer change the transponder key codes and signals that are sent between your keys and your vehicle. This process may be somewhat expensive to be sure, especially if you have a more top-of-the-line vehicle. However, knowing that you are the only person with access to your vehicle can give you much-needed relief and peace of mind.
Install an Alarm System or Security System in Your Home
After a sour breakup, even changing the locks to your car and your home can feel like it is not enough to feel truly secure. For more relief from your worries and anxiety, you can install a basic alarm or security system in your home.
Alarm systems can be as simple as door stops that will begin to chime or go off when a door is opened after the alarm has been set. There are also individual window alarms that you could purchase and install. Or, you can get a whole house alarm and security system that is designed to alert a security company or the authorities when the system is set off.
Some alarm systems are designed to be set while you are in the house only while others can be linked to your smart phone for control and activation when you are away on a trip or just at work for the day. The more anxious and worried you are, the more advanced of a security system you may want to purchase for yourself.
Now that you know a few ways to improve your safety and security following a bad breakup, you can begin making the changes you need to help improve your mental state and give yourself all the peace of mind you need as you move forward with your life.