How to Deal With Bullying and Emotional Abuse: Ask Lyon
There is physical abuse and there is emotional abuse and both forms of abuse can be devastating especially when it comes from family and friends, the very people meant to protect us. It can be devastating when the people who we think will encourage us and support as us are the ones who destroy us.
Honestly, a lot of abusive people might not be aware of their abusive behavior because they might have grown up in an abusive environment where their behavior is passed down from their primary care giver.
Your abuser might not be aware of all the pain they cause you.
The best thing to do is get away from your abuser but that is not always an option. A lot of people are dependent on their abuser, especially if you are a child and your mother is the one bullying you.
In regards to any form of abuse the best thing would be to get away from it, but that is not always an option. A lot of us might be dependent on our abuser and that is a scary place to be in.
In terms of physical abuse, it's easier to get help because there is evidence left behind when someone hits you so you have proof of the abuse, but it can be hard to prove emotional abuse because of the lack of evidence and people might simply say you are too sensitive to behavior that is in fact destroying you and even pushing you deep into depression to the point the emotional abuse might be making you feel suicidal.
Don't let anyone tell you that you are being too sensitive if something is hurting you.
In fact many people end up committing suicide because of emotional abuse, because the primary goal of emotional abuse is to make the abused feel unworthy of respect, life and love.
This is why being isolated with your abuser is dangerous and life threatening.
If you are isolated with your abuser the best thing to do is remember they are your abuser.
They are not your guru, they are not your therapist, they are not your mentor, they are not your hero, and more importantly they are not you.
If there is no way to escape the emotional abuse, block it out.
Do not let them manipulate your reality. You just got to know that you are better than the picture they are trying to paint of you. They will try to diminish your sense of self worth by pointing out imaginary flaws.
Remind yourself of who you are with positive self affirmations. If the people in your environment are always insulting and attacking you then you have to be extra loving to yourself in these times. It's easy to turn on yourself when the people around you are bullying you, but the moment you turn on yourself you will jump off a bridge. You have to keep your positive self talk up and remember all your beautiful qualities and strengths.
Remember, the person bullying you is bullying you because you have qualities they wish they possessed. A bullies whole purpose is to ruin your self confidence, so they can be superior to you. Do not let them destroy your sense of self.
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