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woman-man-hand-on-shouldersMost of the time, when bullying gets discussed, it refers to school-aged children. We talk about children who struggle in school because of the bullying they face. We talk about sports, clubs, and cliques that young people participate in and the harassment and struggle that comes with the bullying they face. Adults can face bullying in the same way that children can.  So often, we fail to acknowledge the bullying that adults face every day. So many adults struggle with mental health concerns because of the constant bullying they experience. If you are an adult experiencing bullying, try the following suggestions.

Take a Stand

Standing up for yourself is an important life skill. Everyone should be able to stand up for what they believe in while staying respectful–being assertive but not aggressive. When we feel that we are less than others, we have the habit of simply accepting how they treat us. Taking a stand and demanding to be treated with respect feels great and empowering.

Document Everything

If you are facing bullying, take the time to document everything. Bullying is never okay and should never be simply accepted. Not only should it be reported, but you also should use that information to help you figure out how it makes you feel. When we acknowledge our feelings, we can learn to work through challenges and situations in a healthy manner.

Acknowledge Your Experience

Acknowledge that someone is bullying you. Acknowledge how that bullying makes you feel and how it affects your life. Sometimes we let people bully us or treat us poorly because we think we are too sensitive or don’t deserve better treatment. Fight those feelings. You deserve respect in every area of your life.

Adults face bullying just like younger individuals do. Often, we do not acknowledge the bullying we face as adults because we feel as if we should handle situations without feeling affected. Sometimes when someone treats us poorly, we feel like we don’t deserve better treatment–that we somehow deserve to be treated as if we are less than other people. Many times we find that we need professional help to understand and acknowledge how we are feeling. Working through mental health struggles can be challenging and overwhelming. Here at The Guest House, we are ready to help you through whatever situation or struggle you may face. Call us today at (855) 483-7800 to learn more about our different treatment options.