How to Break a Friendship With a Bully

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Both male and female are known to be bullies at school, work and on the streets. Sometimes however, there are also found in our homes because our siblings may be one.

Whether we can handle ourselves or not, no one likes to come face-to-faced with someone who wants to intimidate and take advantage of them and it is much harder when ones' friend is in this role.

Well, if you find yourself in this situation and you would like to escape from it, there are a few things that you can do and there are:

Stop Talking

If you are ready for this, it is very simple. If you have a friend, who is a bully, but you are not one and because of this, you want to break your friendship with her, you should stop talking with her.

However, this friend may mean a lot to you and therefore, you are not too crazy about suddenly stop talking with her, well, you do not have to, you can take it one step at a time.


Have a talk with your friend. Share your thoughts with her about her behavior and tell her that you would like her to stop doing the things that have cast her into this role. Make sure that you tell her, if she does not change, you will end the friendship.

She may not agree with you. That is, she may not think she is a bully and she may not understand what you are talking about. Therefore, you should be prepared to give her some examples of when she had played this role.

After you are finished talking with her, there are only two ways that this can go. She may say, yes, she will stop, or no, you do not know what you are talking about. If the last one is the case, then the friendship is over, but if she says the first one, you can move on to the next step.


This may not be easy for her to do, because she may have been doing it for some time now and the next time that she does it and she will do it again, tell her to stop it and help the victim out of the situation.

If she does it again, tell her that this is the end and you will no longer be spending your time with her.

However, after this, if she does not do it again and you can help her not to do it again, then your friendship with her will be in tacked and you would not have to worry about breaking it off with a bully. Yes, your friend would no longer be intimidating others.

Therefore, just to sum it up, if the friendship means nothing to you, simply stop spending time with her, but if it means something to you, you should talk with her about it.

If she changes, wonderful, but if she does not, simply stop spending time with her.


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