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Dealing With a Bully

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 (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Dealing With a Bully What is bullying? Bullying can mean many different things. According to  Childline , these are some ways children and young people have described bullying: ·          being called names ·          being teased ·          being pushed or pulled about ·          having money and other possessions taken or messed about with ·          having rumours spread about you ·          being ignored and left out ·          being hit, kicked or physically hurt in any way ·          being threatened or intimidated Bullying can also be part of other forms of  abuse , including  neglect ,  emotional ,  physical  and  sexual  abuse and on-line bullying is already notorious. But of course bullying doesn't happen just to children, although children and the elderly are particularly at risk.  People can be bullied for all sorts of reasons or no particular reason at all. Sometimes people who bully others pi

Relationships - are you in a dangerous relationship?

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This park and memorial were erected in Elliot Lake, ON in memory of local women who died as a result of domestic violence, and to remind of the struggle with violence that women face everyday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) At this link you will find a quiz.  This quiz was given during a lecture on risk markers for domestic violence and emotional abuse.  Now, no quiz can give you a precise answer on the quality of your relationship and its risks.   Don't take the final scores as gospel.  But some of the questions are really thought provoking.  For example; Does this person accept responsibility for his or her own actions rather than blaming failures on others? Does your partner respect your right to make decisions affecting your own life? Is your partner glad that you have other friends (even friends whom you do not share in common)? There are lots of things to think about here in the context of your own current relationship and whether there are risks attache