this is an article my T recommended to me on a study that proves that the effects of childhood bullying often last into adulthood. the study stops at approx 10 years later - after the bullying events - but i think many of us could attest to the fact that the effects can last a lifetime.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/effects-of-bullying-last-into-adulthood-study-finds/

Lee
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"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"