In Feb of 2018, I was bullied online by friends & colleagues who I trusted and I was crushed especially because it all happened because they assumed things that were absolutely NOT true about me.
I was slut-shamed, lied about, slandered and bullied. Other "friends" denied it was even happening to me, so you can add gaslighting to that list.
I was really sad and then I realized---whatever! It's on them. If someone believes a lie about you and acts like that, you don't need them in your life.
It only took me 40 some odd years to understand this.
When that happened I was right back in high-school needing to fit in and being terrified of what would happen if I didn't immediately make it right. That is NOT healthy.
Then last fall someone I considered a really close friend decided to cut ties with me and mutual friends spent 3 months sending me messages telling me to leave certain areas of my life that I have spent 7 years...