I got a message from a friend inviting me out with a group for dinner + drinks. I'd normally be happy to go, but he usually invites a few former college friends that I now don't like at all due to their bullying and negative attitudes. They talk behind others' backs, and insult me to my face in front of strangers for how I would act when I used to hang out with them in college. How do I decide whether to go to this event (and events like this in the future)? [more inside]
I was an angry kid at one point in my life. My best friend had moved away and I was unpopular. I became a bit of a bully. There are three people in particular that I treated particularly bad. I want to apologize to them, but does it just serve to only make myself feel better? Has anyone here been bullied and received an apology later in life? And how did it make you feel? I was also bullied. My bully tried to add me as a friend on Facebook multiple times, and I always declined it. I wonder sometimes if maybe he was trying to apologize.
From a psychological point of view, what makes some people power-trippers, or just generally not nice? [more inside]
YANML, nor do I want to go that route if possible. Dealing with bullies and their parents, with added wrinkles. [more inside]
Help: I need to at least seem 'okay' by Thursday. Advice? [more inside]
On dealing with an increasing intolerance for, for lack of a better term, "bad people." [more inside]
As my web profile rises, how do I get over feeling hurt by web commenters and bullies? [more inside]
Two weeks into the school year, and my almost-tween daughter is being antagonized by another girl in her class. I want to help her deal with it. [more inside]
My 8-year-old neighbor is being bullied and his parents aren't helping -- is there anything I can do? [more inside]
When I was in elementary school, we called front-wedgies (where you pull up someone's underwear in the front, rather than in the back) 'mortons'... am I the only one to have done this, or is it something common? also, if anyone actually did call it a 'morton,' where does the name come from?
How can I deal with a group of neighborhood punks intent on making my kids' lives miserable? Most of the information online tells parents to involve the school administration, but this is happening right in my neighborhood -- on my very street -- not in an school setting. [more inside]
I see the world, and all in it, as something vicious and ready to attack me, and that influences far too much stuff in my life. Help. [more inside]
How to grow a spine. [more inside]