Saturday, February 9, 2013
Stalked at 17 and Your True Story
The star of Stalked at 17, Taylor Spreitler, has confirmed that Stalked at 17 was not based on a particular story; she says that it is "inspired by true events," though "not a particular one." Spreitler does add that the movie's message has merit in the real world, despite its theatrical drama; "...it's an issue," she stated.
Stalked at 17, while not based on a specific true story, was, however inspired by some events that did actually happen. The characters of Angela and Chad are composites which are based on a number of cases of love gone bad. Although this is just a regular fun Lifetime movie, the typical drama with a bit of a thrilling edge... this movie can still serve as a warning to us. So many nightmarish situations arise when we behave impulsively and neglect to use our natural logic!
When we are young or feeling vulnerable, we may be more willing to become attached to someone who is less than stable. This is how emotional manipulators and predators work: they seek out targets who are vulnerable and more likely to believe their lies and put up with their BS.
It is so important to get to know someone before making a commitment to them. More than that, you need to know and respect yourself as well. And, of course, if you're going to be intimate with someone, always use a condom! The last thing that you want is to become pregnant by someone who will later use your situation to control and manipulate you. A child ties you to that other person for at least 18 years, if not more, so you must be certain that this is what you want before entering into this type of situation with another person. No one wants a crazy person for their baby's daddy (or mom)!
By being strong, confident, loving and respectful of yourself, you are automatically setting your own personal standards to a more reasonable level. Remember that a child is forever, and the person with whom you share that link with will be forever linked to you, through biology and through family life. Don't accept predatory, abusive, or threatening treatment from anyone who is trying to use or manipulate you. By choosing healthy relationships, you're putting yourself and your potential family into the best possible situation for the future.