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Seeing Bullies on the Streets

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I got bullied in high school for 1 year in 2012. After high school, I was living happily for a year in the same town as usual, everyone went back to normal. Then I moved to China for 3 years and when I came back, if the bullies have seen me on the streets they’ve been commenting things like “oh she’s back”, “here she comes” and they’ve done it in such a loud voice it is clear they want me to hear them. I am now repeatedly going through the bullying and the comments of the bullies and I feel paranoia about going out, sometimes even when I’m inside I imagine them to be commenting on anything I do. Can you help me? (From Sweden)

Seeing Bullies on the Streets

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The best way to cope with this is to cultivate other relationships with people who care about you and you feel good with. Sweden has taken a very aggressive stance against bullying at work and online. I’d encourage you to check out these resources to help find others who can help you deal with this.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Seeing Bullies on the Streets

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Seeing Bullies on the Streets. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 25, 2019, from
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