I'm an 18 years old danish guy, who was bullied all the way from the first grade. I was a bright kid, as in I was years ahead of the rest of them interlectually, but as soon as I would raise my hand in class and say something I would get yelled at, called names, punched or made fun of. When I befriended the quiet guy, things took a turn for the worse. Every brake we had, I would get punched, pushed, threatened, called names and all kinds of stuff. When I finished sixth grade, my family moved and I started in a new class which was probably the best thing that has ever happened to me.
But even though it ended in sixth grade, the shit still haunts me. I have low self-esteem, have never even kissed a girl without being completely drunk and the now three times where I have had a chance to establish a relationship with a girl, I'veblown it because I just didn't have the guts to do anything about it.
Mentally it has been very, very tough on me. I never told anybody because I didn't want my parents to worry about me so it has all built up inside me and it has affected my grades in school very badly! I have also tried to cope with it in several different ways: I've cut myself for a good amount of time, I've been drinking heavily, starved myself and taken painkillers.
Fortunately, I've now been surrounded by lovely people and although there's only two or three whom I've actually told all of this to, I'm still making great progress!
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