To whose who have invaded my privacy:
Invasion of property isn't just a law where you can file a lawsuit against someone once they invade your privacy and spread personal information.
It's a sign of disrespect and poor etiquette.
I've experienced it a few times in my life by people who I trusted and loved. I struggled with trying to keep my privacy secure for a while and when I finally was able to keep it private again; it happened again.
I've never felt so violated when I found out someone was in my room when I was asleep. No, it wasn't my roommate or one of my suite mates, it was a friend who thought it was okay to find another way into my room just to talk.
I've never felt so harassed when my personal life was being shared because people were "worried". My situation was passed around by people I wasn't close to. I was confronted by people I had barely friendships with and felt so vulnerable when I couldn't ask who told them about my own personal life.
I felt vulnerability to a high.
Being constantly scared of invasion of privacy can make someone go crazy. I've shut myself out and away from friends. I lost trust in some.
My advice on how to deal with it? I have none; all I do is feel anxious and worried about my privacy being invaded again.
And for the people who have invaded my privacy? Know that my ability to trust you again is held back by the vulnerability and fear I now feel. No one should have to wonder when someone else is going to come barging in on their life, uninvited.