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Questions tagged [bullying]

When someone is hurt or frightened by someone who is bigger or more powerful, and is trying to force them to do something that they do not want to do.

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How to deal with aunt harassing my 15-year-old daughter for money?

I'm uncertain how to deal with a family issue. My 15-year-old daughter is being hounded by her aunt for $8,000, for no good reason, and she's kept phoning her cellphone morning, noon and night. She ...
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How to move forward from being bullied severely as freshman? [closed]

First of all,thanks for reading this extremely rambling question. This is a highly personal scenario I've wanted to get help with, and frankly couldn't work up the guts to talk to someone, not even my ...
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How can I deal with a rude classmate? [closed]

Today, I entered my new school (I'm in 9th grade) and, as you could guess, I had no friends, but there was some guys that were so good to explain me and stay with me. I really like staying with these ...
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How to stop classmate from bullying me [closed]

I am Austrian, 17 years old. After that year, I have one last year left in my school. I have one classmate who never liked me very much. Since this year christmas our relationship got even worse. ...
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Unsure of how to handle upcoming high school reunion after being collectively ghosted

My high school 10 year reunion is coming up. I missed most of high school senior year due to a physical illness, the symptoms of which started the summer before. At the time, the diagnosis meant ...
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How to deal with a teacher who bullies me?

Cultural Background: I come from a highly conservative country which follows Islam. According to cultural and I think religious perceptions, being transgender is not okay at all! Having to do ...
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How to handle degrading neighbour / acquaintance couples?

TL;DR; How to handle bullying partner in a group discussion where he is bullying and degrading his partner in plain sight of everybody? This situation is some time past me, but is still nagging me, ...
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How to deal with bullies who are teacher's pets? [closed]

I am a 13-year-old boy of eighth standard. I am neither very unpopular, nor very popular in school. E.g., everyone knows me because I am a "good student"(because I get good grades), thus I am popular. ...
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How to show interest in getting to know others while still protecting yourself [closed]

I've been criticized for being too reserved and guarded. I've spent time considering how to be more open and 'authentic' with others, but my experiences have only confirmed the necessity of keeping ...
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Meeting someone who used to bully me

When I was at school, I received quite a lot of verbal bullying. This waxed and waned over the years, and generally it was patchy enough that I could put up with it in the long term, even if in the ...
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How to handle a younger sibling being verbally bullied, with sometimes racist remarks, at school?

My younger sister tells me she's having trouble at her new middle school; one of these is that a boy, who tends to be the class clown and troublemaker, makes fun of her underbite. I told her to notify ...
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How to help my girlfriend get her confidence back? [closed]

My girlfriend and I have been dating for a little over a year now, and while I consider her to be an amazing person, she has an extremely low opinion of herself, calling herself "worthless" or the ...
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How do I tell other parents that their child is a bully?

Our son is 6 years old. One of the other kids in his class is a bully. This other boy (we'll call him Walter) likes to sneak up on my son, and physically hurt him. Sometimes Walter will punch him in ...