You have gotten the abusive person out of your life but not off of your phone. You are afraid to look at the screen because there they are- taunting, pleading, threatening. Do not engage with the person who is texting you. It will only encourage them as they are trying to get you back under their control.
Here are some things you should know:
Step 1: Save the Harassment Data. Depending on your phone, you may be able to take a “screenshot” of the data. As much as you just ant to get rid of it do not delete it!
Step 2: Get Your Cell Phone Records. You can get your call log from your phone or from your provider so that you can corroborate the numbers and the calls with the text messages.
Step 3: Compile All Evidence in to categories- threats,taunting, etc.
Step 4 Make a Matching Copy for Yourself.
Step 5: Going to Law Enforcement. Either you or your attorney will use this compiled data to give to the police.
Our legal advocate will get back to you.
***If you are in an abusive situation, remember to delete your history when you leave your computer.