Bullying is traumatizing. Victims of long term bullying situations can develop PTSD and other mental health problems. These problems impact our ability to move forward in a health way. We are basically conditioned by bullies to respond to them in a certain way and if we don’t unlearn these behaviors – we are easy targets for future bullies.
Bullying isn’t about the victim. It’s about the bully. Deny them the control they seek and you are doing them and yourself and all their other victims a favor.