Adult bullies act out for the same reasons that kid bullies do; they are trying to make up for some shortcoming of their own. Adult bullies have insecurity issues. They themselves are mistreated or made to feel inadequate in some way and the easiest way to feel empowered is to pick on someone that they perceive as weaker. I was teased and taunted for months that I have never bring legal action against my adult woman bully. I did and I won despite her newest website about us stating that we did not. It is important that it is understand above everything else that bullying is not about you! The bullying might be targeted at you, but the first step to handling them is realize that you are not doing anything wrong. It means that you are doing something right! Bullies want power and control over you because they lack it in some aspect of their own lives. They could be jealous of your family or your home life, they might feel threatened by your talent and ability, or hate the fact that you are progressing and they are obviously stuck. Our bully cannot take care of herself, or her home, or her children. This can cause great stress, anxiety, and wanting to blame someone else for life not working out the way that they think it should. This is not your fault!