Most of us have experienced being a punching bag at least once in our lifetime. Punching bag in this aspect is not referring to physical but mental and emotional. Yes, the punches received vary in length, intensity and variety.

How does it feel like to be a punching bag? Our bruises are not physically visible but the damages can be more severe than being punched physically and more long lasting too.

One may ask…”why do I or why am I willing to be a punching bag?”. I certainly hope that none of us is the one that inflicts pain on others. Who exactly are the culprits that so love to inflict these pain, be it consciously or subconsciously. If you communicate with them, most of the time you will find that they have overwhelming excuses or reasons to do so. But is it necessary? Not at all.

To the victims, stay strong. First step is recognise that you are being made a punching bag. Secondly, ask yourself why. Thirdly, make a stand for yourself…it is perfectly acceptable to defend yourself. Nobody can be punching bag forever right? Do not wait and hang on for dear life till one day you snap. The reaction generated here can bear far worse consequences for all parties.

To the puncher….STOP! There is no excuses or reasons strong enough to justify your actions

To the victim…STOP! You do not need to live a life of defeat and intimidation.

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