Why do my friends bully me?
Last Updated: 07/13/2021 at 12:55pm
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Friends don't bully and bullies aren't friends with the person they bully.If somebody is bullying you,you should complain against them.Don't let them dull your sparkle.
They probably don't feel comfortable with themselves. The most important thing is that you don't reply or answer them or take what they say seriously. Know your own worth and don't let anyone else tell you the opposite. The friends that bully you, probably see you higher than them, so they want to bring you down. Or, it's probably in their personality to be mean and judge everyone they see or meet. Regardless, you can talk to them about it if you like, maybe they would understand. What you can also do is ignore what they say, and not take it into consideration.
This may be the wrong question to ask. Why do you allow your friends to bully you, may be the better question. Often times people will target someone who they know won’t stand up for themselves, someone who just takes the jokes or insults and never stands up demanding better treatment for themselves. Why do you allow this sort of treatment, and are these people truly your friends? These are things to look at when trying to understand a situation such as this. Friends are supposed to be kind, want the best for you and make you feel good. If friendship hurts, and is hard, always one sided, you have to reevaluate what your doing and what your views on friendship are. If fear of losing them by standing up for yourself, having no one and starting over is the driver to continue staying in a toxic circle, try to ask yourself what’s worse? Always feeling horrible and beat down by people you care about, or finding the strength to change it and demand better for yourself?
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