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The Grown-Up’s Guide to Dealing With a (Grown-Up) Bully

Bullying doesn’t stop once you hit adulthood—it just happens more stealthily. Here’s how to respond when someone tries to make you feel small.

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What do toxic positivity, gaslighting, negging, and the silent treatment have in common? They’re sneaky manipulation tactics—and the go-to moves for adults who prefer to go low. So: Ready to go high? Learn techniques for standing up for yourself when faced with microaggressions, workplace tormentors, grown-up mean girls, and more. Plus: How to take a deeper look at your own habits—even well-intentioned ones!—that might not be coming across the way you hope.

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