Can you advise this student nurse?
“I went out with someone from my course for about 18 months but we broke up six months ago and haven’t really stayed in touch. It’s been really awkward and we tend to just ignore each other in lectures and, to be honest, that suits us both.
“But then I turned up at my management placement to find he was on the same placement!
“I’d been really excited for management so even though things didn’t really end well between us, I was willing to put it behind us and act professionally.
”Apparently he didn’t feel the same! He’s taken every opportunity to make me look bad and he’s constantly trying to turn the team against me. For example, the other day I was feeling really unwell so I called in sick. I heard later that he was going around telling people that I was probably faking!
“I’m too embarrassed to talk to my mentor about this and I don’t know what I could say to him to make him stop. This placement is really important to me and I don’t want him to ruin it.
“What should I do?”
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