For adults who were bullied children, how do you overcome the long term effects?
As an adult I still cope with the aftermath of being bullied as a child. I read an article about this recently and found I an not alone.
Here is the article: http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=13057.
Despite what people say it does not make you a better person nor does it build character. At least not for many. For a lot of people it destroys your identity and sense of self. I have pretty much all of those long term effects listed in the article except currently I am not still being bullied (knock on wood). It suggests doing cognitive behavioral therapy but I have seem therapists in the past and they were less than helpful and their remedy for everything was to medicate. Which meds are only putting a band aid on the wound at best. So I want to know any of you adults out there who were or still are coping with the long term effects of bullying how did you or how are you overcoming it?