What to do if someone hits you

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Dear Benny,

If someone hits you, is it appropriate to hit them back? Or should you walk away?

 

Dear Doesn’t know what to do, 

In these situations when someone is so angry with you they are ready to fight, always remember that not everyone knows how to express their emotions when they’re upset, so they resort to violence. When something like this happens you should always walk away.  If things end up escalating, you should know how to defend yourself. Violence isn’t the answer, but I believe that everyone should know how to defend themselves. Maybe join a self-defense class. So to answer your question, no you shouldn’t hit them back.

Good luck, Benny