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    Maria Mango
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    Hi all!

    Ever since I was young enough to have friends, I’ve always attracted ones that were, for lack of a better word, bullies. I know now that it is my insecurities that attracts people like this to me and makes me want to buddy up to people who are really no good for me. I’m working on my own self-esteem and going in a positive direction but yet again I’ve made a friend who has a mean streak. She’s a decent friend but can really pick at my nerves. She has her own deep seated insecurities which makes her do this, I understand that. I won’t put any expectations on her that she’ll be my friend forever, or even be a good friend in the moment but for whatever reason, for whatever lesson I need to learn, we are stuck together for the next year or so. What do I do?!

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    anita
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    Dear Maria:
    How is the latest friend of yours a bully to you? What are the bullying actions, what is the bullying behavior that you are always encountering from others? Without specifics, I do not know what you mean by bullying…and bullies. It may mean different things to different people. To someone it may mean a look, to another it may mean someone cutting in traffic or I have no idea, it can mean being called names or being hit… so specifics can make some understanding possible.

    anita

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