Bullies come in all different shapes and sizes. They come in all different ages as well. These past couple of weeks I’ve noticed that people who bully others they want control and when they don’t get it, they use every type of meanness to get what they want. I have noticed that they use manipulation, blame, yelling, bossing and whatever else they feel. It’s really interesting I thought I knew this person but realized that when they don’t get their way things can get ugly.

I’ve been standing up for myself with boundaries and ignoring the drama. I’ve had to guard myself because when they become nice they often throw in something that I guess is supposed to make me feel bad but instead I rise against it. This person has no idea that I had a step mother who was brutal with me so she has no idea that I can stand up for what she gives me. I hate that I have to be in this environment but at least I know how to handle what is happening and rise above it.

I’m keeping a diary of what is happening so that if it continues I can speak out against it. It’s amazing how many people feel it’s ok to demand things from people or treat you like crap when they don’t get what they want. That’s what our kindergarten children do. I’m not sure why people think it’s ok to treat others like that. She’s met her match because I don’t put up with it. I would never treat anyone like that. So even though I had a tough childhood I’m so glad I learned how to stand up for myself. I may not have been able to do that as a child, but as an adult I now can stand for what is right. I have zero tolerance for bullying.

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