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The Similarities of Bullying & Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence and Bully Prevention Month. Everyone needs to be aware of these two very similar and related methods of ABUSE .  In both domestic violence and bullying, certain behaviors are used to control another person. The behavior may occur in either a married or not married situation, it could be heterosexual, gay or lesbian, or living together, separated or dating. The behaviors may be occurring at school with kids or at home between siblings or even parents bullying kids. It even has happened at time with teachers on students. Here is a list of just some of

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October: Preventing Domestic Violence & Bullying

There are two awareness campaigns that take place annually in October that are important to creating a culture of peace in our community and the world.  First it is National Bully Prevention Month and second it is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These two areas of needed awareness contain similarities and can even be related. Domestic violence occurs when one person believes they are entitled to control another.  Bullying occurs with a power imbalance and one person attempts to control another.    Domestic violence may include spousal relationships, dating, children, elderly abuse Bullying may involve children, adults, elderly, workplace or

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Friendship: Manipulation is not acceptable

Here is the story of two individuals that were “friends”.  Their story line goes like this: When we first met it was like she saw into me soul, I could say anything and everything thing to her we just clicked and it was just amazing! After some time she started becoming really negative and forceful, she made me feel bad for certain ways I would feel towards the friendship. Then she would constantly put me down in front of others and shut down my thoughts so she would be the main point of my life and nothing else. Then I

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