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Had two former classmates apologize to me yesterday

AdriannaD

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I had two former classmates apologize to me.Back in middle school,I was teased and picked on a lot by them because of my asperger's.This was in the 7th grade and it hurt.They moved after that school year.Found out what they did to me was a huge regret in their life and bit them in the butt.We met up yesterday and I was nervous thinking what they were going to do to me.Both came up and surprised me.Said they were not going to hurt me.Said what they did to me was a regret and bit them in the butt.Finally apologized to me for what they did to me in the past being emotional.I was too and told them I forgive them.There was a group hug as well.
 

Jumpinbare

Aspie Naturist and retired Absent-minded Professor
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Wow! Savor that! You may never hear about it happening again.
I wouldn't be afraid on encountering my former bullies (I wasn't afraid back in the day- I just didn't like them). I would be civil if they spoke to me. But I wouldn't have any time or attention to give them. I would be pleasantly astounded by an apology, but I'd pass on hugs. I'm still touch averse.
 

Aspychata

Serenity waves, beachy vibes
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Sorry to hear you went thru this. Not sure how l would have reacted to them approaching me. Great job.
 

Ken

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What a wonderful thing to experience!!

I think the brilliant part is their admission that they suffered for it. That means they have actually matured since then. One might think that everyone matures. Unfortunately, I know a lot of adults that are still delinquent bullies.

I was bullied a lot in school as well. Disappointingly, my greatest bullies were the teachers and school staff. Never any apologies from any of them.
 

Cryptid

Only Rumored To Exist
Had two former classmates apologize to me yesterday.
Sometimes, I wish that former classmates would apologize to me; but then, I also wonder if their apologies would be for my sake (to relieve the trauma they inflicted on me) or for their sake (to relieve the guilt they earned for themselves).

The point may be moot. I will not attend the upcoming 50th reunion because it is too far to travel (I live in another country now), and there will be no one there with whom I want to 'reunite' -- no childhood sweetheart, no prom date, no BFFs -- only bigots, bullies, and snobs.

Besides, most of the bullies have died (mostly through risky behavior) and the principal never apologized for what he did to me.

Not whining here, not fishing for sympathy or attention, either. This is just how it is with me.
 

Ken

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I will not attend the upcoming 50th reunion because it is too far to travel (I live in another country now), and there will be no one there with whom I want to 'reunite' -- no childhood sweetheart, no prom date, no BFFs -- only bigots, bullies, and snobs.
I have never attended any reunions for the same reasons. I graduated in 1972.
 
I had two former classmates apologize to me.Back in middle school,I was teased and picked on a lot by them because of my asperger's.This was in the 7th grade and it hurt.They moved after that school year.Found out what they did to me was a huge regret in their life and bit them in the butt.We met up yesterday and I was nervous thinking what they were going to do to me.Both came up and surprised me.Said they were not going to hurt me.Said what they did to me was a regret and bit them in the butt.Finally apologized to me for what they did to me in the past being emotional.I was too and told them I forgive them.There was a group hug as well.

i was too,by a girl no less,i may have seen her again 8 years ago,i haven't seen her since :unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused:
 
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