I got the “You are acting like a bully, stop it.” whenever I would bring up a situation where they’d hurt me. Or say something horrible or embarrassing and follow up with, “I was just joking, you are too sensitive.”

Whenever my brother would meet one of my friends or a boyfriend, his first words upon introduction were, “We’re not as bad as she says we are.” Completely undermining anything I might have said like I was crazy or delusional.

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