I heard many times that people often bully others in school. Do people bully adults too outside the school? In addition, do adults bully other adults like those that kids would be bullied in class? I had been doing research over this, but all I could find is people as either kids or teenagers being bullied mostly in school. The only thing I read and heard is that most adults are bullied physiologically than physically. I do not often see many adults being bullied, even though they are not in college or in high school. My question is, what are some reasons why adults are bullied as exposed to kids being bulled? I am trying to flesh out my character about a 17-year old teenager (though he is considered an adult since he graduated already), being picked on by his used to be friends, and this continues to go on until the second act of my story. I am looking for a realistic reason as to why people are always bullying my main character. He is a timid person, but I am not sure if that would be a cause of adult bullying. In my story, many people the main character’s age were his friends, and then they turned themselves away from him and started making fun of him. He is now lonely and all he has is his father. What are some reasons why they would turn their backs away from him and start bullying him? I also have another question about parent separation. My main character’s parents separated because they could not solve or manage conflicts. This is mainly because the father treats the main character different from the character’s brother. Therefore, they both end up splitting up. The father takes the main character to California with him while the mother keeps the main character’s brother. Is this a reasonable situation? Are there any other possible reasons why the two separate?