Bullied in Middle School, Now She Wants to Be Friends? 🤔

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Diply | Diply

Imagine being a 13-year-old girl, new to America, struggling with the language, and then being relentlessly bullied by a popular girl in school. Fast forward ten years, and you're a confident, successful law student... when your middle school bully transfers to your class and wants to be friends! 🤯 That's exactly what happened to our protagonist, who's now left wondering how to handle this unexpected twist.

New Kid in America 🇺🇸

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

The Bully Emerges 😠

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Cruel Taunts and Isolation 😢

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Food Fights and Friendlessness 💔

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A Decade Later: Success! 🎓

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

Fate's Cruel Twist 😲

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Pretending Nothing Happened 😒

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

No Apology, No Acknowledgment 😡

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

Cold Shoulder Strategy ❄️

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

Polite, But Distant 🙅‍♀️

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

Friends in the Dark 🤷‍♀️

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

No Drama, No Explanation 🤐

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

Empathy for the Bully? 😕

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

Tables Turned: She's the Victim? 😟

bulliesnullies | bulliesnullies

Misunderstood and Misjudged 😔

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To Befriend or Not to Befriend? 🤔

Our protagonist is left in a difficult situation: her middle school bully has transferred to her law school and is trying to befriend her, without ever apologizing or acknowledging her past actions. She's been giving her the cold shoulder, but her friends are clueless about the backstory and think she's being mean. To make matters worse, the former bully is now playing the victim, telling everyone she's being bullied by our protagonist! 😱 What should she do in this tangled web of past and present?

Standing up for yourself is not starting drama. 👏

WebbieVanderquack | WebbieVanderquack

NTA: Confronting the bully privately could help you heal 👍

Diarslade | Diarslade

Don't be friends with someone who calls you a b***h 😒

castor_or_pollux | castor_or_pollux

Honesty is the best policy with gaslighting 'friend' 👍

BoundingBorder | BoundingBorder

Stand up for yourself, but give her a chance. 👍

theDeadWeasley | theDeadWeasley

Standing up for yourself and setting boundaries is important. 🙅‍♀️

Vormittags | Vormittags

Communication is key! NTA, but backstory could have helped.

coldwatereater | coldwatereater

Bullied in middle school, now bullied in law school? NTA.

Destado1 | Destado1

Confront her privately and give her a chance to change 👍

Seeshell89 | Seeshell89

Being upfront could have avoided drama. 🤔

annedroiid | annedroiid

Former bully wants to be friends, NTA sets boundaries. 👍

NTDP1994 | NTDP1994

NTA stands up to middle school bully, gives empowering advice 💪

jokeyhaha | jokeyhaha

Setting boundaries with a former bully. 🙌

sadkins717 | sadkins717

Standing up to a former bully. NTA 👏

wetsocksssss | wetsocksssss

Setting boundaries with a former bully. NTA 👏

AliceReadsThis | AliceReadsThis

Standing up to a former bully trying to befriend you 💪

gou0018 | gou0018

Standing up to a middle school bully, NTA wins 🙌

ingloriousdmk | ingloriousdmk

Honesty is the best policy to avoid middle school drama 😊

Master-Manipulation | Master-Manipulation

Not explaining your side made you look like the a**hole 💩

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Stand up for yourself! 💪 Confront the bully and move on.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Forgiveness isn't always the answer 🚫, private talk recommended.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Standing up to your bully is always the right move 💪

ConcealedPsychosis | ConcealedPsychosis

Standing up to a former bully, but still avoiding drama. 🙌

Musiclovinfox | Musiclovinfox

Opening up to friends about past bullying can be scary 😱, but it's important for healing and protecting future friendships. 👍

FluffbucketFester | FluffbucketFester

Confronting childhood bullies can lead to unexpected friendships. 🤝

jitterbug726 | jitterbug726

Confronting a bully in public? 👀 Bold move, NTA.

alexxia02 | alexxia02

Don't let her control the narrative. Speak the truth. 👍

MissMcSmasherson | MissMcSmasherson

Honesty is the best policy with friends 👍

menescoisudos | menescoisudos

Former foreign student shares experience with bullying and offers advice.

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Former bully still not sorry, NTA for not wanting friendship. 👍

nickis84 | nickis84

Honesty is the best policy. Don't let the bully win. 💪

alancake | alancake

Take a stand! Don't let the bully win. 💪

GwendyDollNo2 | GwendyDollNo2

Law student advised to speak up and not give advantage away 👍

gelastes | gelastes

Honesty is key. Share why you don't want to reconnect. 👍

knitlikeaboss | knitlikeaboss

Standing up for yourself is not starting drama. 💪

JustJerichoAgain | JustJerichoAgain

Honesty is the best policy when explaining your past.

Wububadoo | Wububadoo

Don't let history repeat itself, nip it in the bud! 👍

periwinkle_cupcake | periwinkle_cupcake

Stand up for yourself and confront the situation head-on 💪

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Communication skills questioned after refusing friendship. 😑

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Sharing personal info can backfire, even if you're NTA 😕

rughruej2 | rughruej2

Being too passive can lead to self-inflicted problems. 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Being honest is important to avoid being seen as mean. 😬

Icost1221 | Icost1221

Speak up and let the truth be known 👊

ravencrowe | ravencrowe

Choose your friends wisely and let your professionalism shine. 👍

bitternerdette | bitternerdette

NTA handles past bully with grace and sets boundaries 🙌

chaoticridiculous | chaoticridiculous

Handling a delicate situation with a former bully. 🤔

arisomething | arisomething

Standing up for yourself and setting boundaries. 💪

VanillaFam | VanillaFam

Middle school trauma lingers, but don't let it get you down 👍

Ponte_las_pilas | Ponte_las_pilas

Standing up to bullies is always the right choice. 💪

DidIStutter76 | DidIStutter76

Standing up to a former bully: NTA, but watch out 🤔

babyredhead | babyredhead

Navigating social dynamics is tough, but NTA in this situation.

lobotomek | lobotomek

Take a stand against bullies! NTA's public stance 💪

NotSorry2019 | NotSorry2019

Explaining the past to friends can clear up misunderstandings. 💬

Qbr12 | Qbr12

Standing up for yourself is important. NTA 💪

Binxgamesandguitar | Binxgamesandguitar

Be cautious of the bully's intentions and tread carefully. 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Setting boundaries with a former bully. NTA 👍

WeeTater | WeeTater

Explaining past mistreatment to friends is valid. NTA. 👍

mountainmonk72 | mountainmonk72

Speak up to keep your friends and clear the air 👍

SpookyKitter | SpookyKitter

Don't be friends with a former bully, even if they apologize. 🚫

needymikey | needymikey

Setting the record straight with friends. NTA 👍

catladyloz | catladyloz

Stand up for yourself and tell the full story 🤬

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NTA calls out former bully's lies. Time for the truth. 😠

FallenAngelII | FallenAngelII

Stand up to your bully, even if they're now your friend 💪

KindResist0 | KindResist0

Honesty is the best policy, even with close friends. 👍

jazi_88 | jazi_88

Standing up to a racist bully - NTA for sure! 💪

alysou | alysou

Don't let a cruel and manipulative person ruin your present. 🙏

rappaccinisdaughter | rappaccinisdaughter

Stand up to bullies and tell your truth. You're NTA 💪

MEIFAHS_MUSINGS | MEIFAHS_MUSINGS

Honesty is the best policy. NTA for explaining the truth. 👍

burningmanonacid | burningmanonacid

Don't let the bully win. Out her for what she is 👎

Trifling_Gnome | Trifling_Gnome

Honesty is the best policy, even if it's late 👍

KtotheAtotheS | KtotheAtotheS

No obligation to spare feelings of a still major a**hole 😑

eggabeth | eggabeth

Law student advised to stand up for herself against former bully.

woodworkingqueen | woodworkingqueen

Advice on how to handle a fake friend. 🤔

brave_vibration | brave_vibration

Standing up to a bully - NTA takes control! 💪

PerPuroCaso | PerPuroCaso

Don't let the bully win again, fight back! 💪

MFpterodactyl3 | MFpterodactyl3

Choosing your friends is your right. Be honest with others.

markroth69 | markroth69

Defend yourself against the 'frenemy' and clear the air 💪

ElizabethIsabelle | ElizabethIsabelle

Seeking revenge on a former bully? 😈

CozmicOwl16 | CozmicOwl16

NTA commenter advises OP to be assertive with former bully.

MiaOh | MiaOh

Encouraging reply to NTA comment advocating for assertiveness and honesty.

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Don't let her control the situation. Call her on her BS 🤔

HealthyBox5 | HealthyBox5

Reflecting on past behavior and wanting to apologize. 👏

Reb1991 | Reb1991

Stand up for yourself, speak your truth, and move on. 👏

WastelandMama | WastelandMama

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