Stalking Behaviors

There are many tactics that a stalker migh use to keep a victim engaged in interaction: 
 
Using guilt
·         “I have something really important to talk to you about, but it is too hard to do over the phone”
·         “You’re the only one who really understands me, I can’t talk to anyone else about this.”
·         “Why are you doing this to me?  Don’t you care about me?”
 
Promising “one last time”
·         The stalker dangles the carrot of “closure” to draw the victim in.
·         “I’ll never bother you again.”
 
Using blackmail
·          Whether the victim has done anything wrong or not
 
Twisting words
·         The more the victim responds, the more the stalker keeps contact going
 
(“Stalking, A Handbook for Victims”, Emily Spence-Diehl)