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I Have Gained From Being Bullied

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    Homophobia Mainly..

    Mainly the good ol' ****** poofter treatment here. Even when i was in primary school i would get teased because i played with barbie dolls and hung out with the girls. Ive never not been name called, however ive done my fair share of bullying. When i do it, its directed at...
    michaael18 michaael18 18-21, M Sep 16, 2009

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    Gained

    I have been bullied.  In the end, I have gained from it!
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2011

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    Mine was mostly name-calling.. Didn't know that name calling is bullying?

    I saw the poll on EP asking I've ever been bullied and if I had been, does it affect me now.  I never asked myself that question, in fact, I always believed before this I was never bullied before, because I always thought of bullying as something extreme.  But I...
    anonymousgw1001 anonymousgw1001 18-21 Feb 28, 2009

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    Mostly My Brother

    Well, when I was a really sensitive little kid, my older brother would mock me mercilessly. All day, everyday. After a while, I got used to it and even started saying comebacks and stuff. Now, if someone insults me, i always have a really good comeback and I'm a lot more...
    happysarcasm happysarcasm 13-15, F Apr 26, 2010

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    Since the age of 8 or 9, I had depression. I found out that by myself from always thinking of killing myself. I never told anyone because I didn't want to be view as attention...
    FelinaTheDevil FelinaTheDevil 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    kaylabear252 kaylabear252 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    It's not the meds. Just having some listen to me with out giving advice. Just a touch on had or hug can go alone way.
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    All through out school I was being bullied. I got bullied for so much, for being the quiet one, for being the fat one, for being the smart one. For just everything, I hated it, it...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    LittleWhiteRoom LittleWhiteRoom 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    So I have this from being raped by a stranger, a man that can hurt and not care, he has ruined me.. I'll never be intimate again.. I don't know how to deal, I have NO one here that...
    altochick0290 altochick0290 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I try to get through life problem free but problems find me
    zacdee zacdee 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    From being punched in the jaw to being tied to a tree and near the end of high school, ran down. I suffered so much at school; physically, emotionally, verbally and spiritually...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am currently struggling to move on from my abusive boyfriend. Last year when i was pregnant he pushed me to the floor outside in a heated argument, and smashed up a door in my...
    jen3663 jen3663 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    pizza4life pizza4life 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 29

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    Hello7004 Hello7004 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    lovebeingfat15 lovebeingfat15 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I am going to an online college and I don't have a job. I am at home all of the time. I am constantly lonely. I don't know any other girls my age and I have no friends at all. I...
    princessSadness princessSadness 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Not self harm, just falling down and scrapes and stuff like that
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jun 25

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    I am a 14 year old boy living in Tennessee, I have been a very quiet, shy, and emotional person, these past few years I would stay locked in my room and never come out unless it...
    santana772 santana772 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    In the past I suffered from depression and every now and then I still get hit with a bad day (usually directly related to the amount of alcohol consumed). I have quit drinking but...
    Mala1718 Mala1718 26-30, F Jun 24

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    Even before i was diagnosed with depression, i love alcohol. It's not really the taste of it, but the feeling i get whenever i get drunk. Well fast forward after being diagnosed...
    mischaelric011392 mischaelric011392 22-25, F Jun 24

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    I'm so so so sad :( I want to cry until I throw up or cry my sadness away :(
    wonderfulIam wonderfulIam 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    today I don't know why I'm even here... I am so utterly depressed that I cannot comprehend any emotion besides being sad... I try to be nice to others and I get snapped at- I try...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 22

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    hello Darkness, we meet again :( so sad.. as always.. :(
    wonderfulIam wonderfulIam 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    High school was a terrible part of my life, and I consider this the point where depression started to affect me. Throughout middle school, I had a couple of friends I could be...
    erinw96 erinw96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I was very ugly and awkward in the middle school. No guy liked me. Then my best friend Liz got a new neighbor. He was our age but he went to another school. He convinced us to...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I became depressed in the 6th grade. That was the year that I was sexually assaulted by a few students on my bus. They threatened to beat me if I ever told anyone about it, so I...
    neutralbeanie neutralbeanie 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 19

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    Ive put on 80+ pounds this past year. Now im the fat friend where as I used to be the thin one. Im really embarrassed but im addicted to sweets and junk food.
    jellybell1 jellybell1 26-30, M Jun 19

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    I have these moments when I'm happy then a memory pops up and bites me in the kaboos. Most of my memories are of rejections and being bullied and being assaulted and it just makes...
    JamesAlcock JamesAlcock 18-21, M Jun 19

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    I've suffered depression for many years indeed. For the longest time I would just bottle every screwed up thought that I had. In high school I turned to creative writing doing...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I used to go on and off with anxiety and then depression. However I never had any suicidal thoughts because I have a slight bit of arrogance thinking that I am very needed. People...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jun 19

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    Found this site randomly while browsing the internet in a depressed bout. Not sure what I'm expecting, I've sort of given up on the belief that human decency is even a real thing...
    Whitespark Whitespark 22-25, M Jun 19

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    andre41697 andre41697 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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