I Know That Words Hurt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 602 People

    Teaching Words

    The old saying is..."If you cannot say something nice don't say nothing at all! I am no stranger to the power of words... it's part of my craft. Words come to life. Be careful what you say. Mean what you say and say what you mean!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2011

    Please Take 32 Seconds Of Your Life To Watch This...

    I am not asking okay, you need to watch this.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 7, 2011

    Words Can Heal The Human Soul

    Words are very powerful. It takes a second to say things that take a life time to heal. Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. We all love to be right but its...
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2013
    ballorromeo1 ballorromeo1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2014

    For Sure

    Words hurt worse than anything ever....they hit harder than a fist,sting more than a slap,cut deeper than a razorblade....words go where violence can't go...they eat you from the inside out....words are like teeth,they eat my very flesh...and they drain the life out of me...they...
    MindyBear95 MindyBear95
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

    I have a bf and he's

    so eager to marry me. I wanna get married but I am afraid of the future ahead. we've been thru alot of trouble and problems and yet we're still here. everything was planned like a civil wedding first and next year when his father arrived a church wedding. But lately I am not...
    ysmjen08 ysmjen08
    26-30, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    When you just wanna say: Excuse me,

    but does this smell like chloroform to you? That.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2014

    Of course they do, the effects are far more

    longer lasting than physical injuries, and can be more debilitating! I think this explains why I am so careful when I choose the words I say - I fully appreciate the impact they can have. And I'd never want to hurt anyone intentionally.
    Mick672 Mick672
    41-45, M
    Feb 25, 2014

    I wish words were like little toy guns No sting,

    no hurt no one, Just a bang bang rollin' off your tongue No smoke, no bullets, no kick from the trigger when you pull it No pain, no damage done But they're not
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    So very true the stupid saying sticks

    and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me Words hurt mad tmre
    Jungle46 Jungle46
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2014

    Understanding A Girl

    I didnt write this, but i think every guy should know this : To understand a Girl is really so much difficult.....! ! She says.. " I don't love you... " Her eyes.. say " I'm crazy about you.. ♥ .. " She says.. " I'm happy without you.. "Her eyes say.. " I'm nowhere without you...
    HakujitsuSeiten HakujitsuSeiten
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 10, 2012

    My mum thinks I'm kidding

    when I say I want to end my life She encourages it as if I won't
    beccah1234 beccah1234
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2014

    'Be careful with your words.

    Once they are said, they can be only forgiven but not forgotten'. I had a so called friend who I thought I could trust. I was mentally abused by a family member, and I confided in her and told her everything. Eventually I stood up to my abuser, and told them enough is enough...
    genie201 genie201
    31-35, F
    Mar 5, 2014

    Some People Just Dont Know

    Ive been called stupid, dumb, retarded. I honestly HATE the word retarded. My friend always called me stupid all the time because i have alot of "blonde" moments. . i dont really try to. Its just I learn things more slowly than others and most of the time i dont really get...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 11, 2013

    If you can not understand my silence,

    then you will never understand my words.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Apr 3, 2015

    It does, remember I can forget what you said

    but I can't forget how you made me feel
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Mar 23, 2015

    I Know Hurtful Words All To Well

    I have been married twice and both times it was abusive. The first was physical & emotional the second time it was emotional. I finally divorced 3 years ago & have been going it alone. It is much more peaceful alone. I literally wasted most of my live in bad relationships. I use...
    onnmyown onnmyown
    51-55, F
    Nov 27, 2011

    Details To Follow

    I need to get it all down in my head first.I've got to figure out what to say about this.What examples to choose.How much to reveal.Words are powerful weapons.They can be excellent teaching tools.I just need to do some planning and organizing.I'll be back to share soon.Love,Milky...
    milkynips milkynips
    46-50, F
    Sep 24, 2011

    Sticks And Stones.... Baloney!

    I was brutally bullied most of the time I was in school, so I know very well how deeply a word can cut.  Even a casual comment can draw blood if it hits a sensitive spot.I'd rather be physically beaten; wounds to my body will heal faster than those made by words.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Jul 10, 2011

    People say stick and stones may break my bones

    but words are just that words. That's a lie. Words will scare and hurt more the sticks and stones. Words leave the worst type of scares on a person it doesn't make visible scares but it makes internal once and those hurt more then ever. Coming from a girl with those I know how...
    Phoenixxoxo Phoenixxoxo
    16-17, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    Do not argue with an idiot.

    He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Aug 13, 2014

    Bruises Go Away....

    Personally, since I have been a victim of both physical and emotional/verball abuse, I would much rather, have someone beat the crap out of me, leaving me an inch for death, than to say hurtful words. Bruises can go away, but words that scar your heart, can stay their for a life...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

    Sometimes the words hurt more

    than you'll ever know. I have been punched in the face only once in my life and yes it hurt, but not nearly as much as the hurtful words from someone you care about. .... ..... 
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 15, 2015

    Sticks And Stones My Butt, Words Hurt Like Hell!

    Since i've been through both physical and emotional pain due to being hated by the so called 'cool kids' at school. I would rather be beaten half to death than have any more hurtful words thrown my way. There is so many reasons words are worse. Its easy to say "sticks...
    CGFE CGFE
    16-17, F
    Mar 27, 2010

    I was on EP before, and my screen name was

    "wordsareforever." I used that screen name because I knew just how badly you could hurt someone with a single, unthinking or mean word. They hurt, they cut and they wound, and sometimes, words are forever.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 27, 2015

    There was this girl, she was

    so happy. Beautiful. But one day someone told her that when she laughs, and smiles, the left side of her mouth looks funny. Now she never laughs or smiles without covering her face. There was this one girl, and someone told her that when she said the letter "s", her mouth...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 8, 2015

    In disagreements, fight fairly.

    No name calling(, you dickweed).
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Aug 14, 2014

    Rather Be Beaten

    I would literally be physically pounded than be verbally abused.   Bruises on my body will heal fairly quickly...not so much the ones on my soul caused by cruel words.
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    Has anyone ever called you ugly

    and made fun of you just of how you look like? People are so mean...and it hurts ..really bad!!! Someone told me that I was ugly that it looked like I got ran over with a bike 72 times and hit me in the face with my ugly cheeks like how can somebody think I'm so ugly?? I don't...
    LolitaxLana LolitaxLana
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2014
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Aug 15, 2014

    The Girl With Many Names

    There is a girl who is so lost in this world. She looks through her tears to see a constant changing world. No one knows how much she is hurting on the inside. Most do not know that the "game" they like to play is killing her inside out. With every word said to her, ugly, fat...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 1, 2013

    but it'd hurt less if I knew

    why you're all of a sudden avoiding me. Friends come & go. I just thought we had been through enough to make you stay...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred
    22-25, F
    Dec 27, 2014

    Why do words have to hurt

    so damn much? When are people gonna realize if they don't have anything nice to say, they should keep it to themselves?
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Jul 15, 2014

    Related Experiences

    Part 2 Second year is an interesting story. So much happened and yet so little. It started well, I returned to Uni and thanks to that final night out we’d all become friends...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 21
    TRUE! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them. Above...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    This will be a long post but I hope you bear with because this is something that’s been eating at me for a while. I fell in love with the most amazing girl I’ve ever met. The...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    I been trying to do it right I been living a lonely life I been sleepin' here instead I been sleepin' in my bed I been sleepin' in my bed So show me family All the blood that I...
    Annurban Annurban
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    Free pass to hit me. Knock me down... Can't happen online but.. It's free universe do it! Let it happen. I have the answers. I know what I have to do but I can't help how I feel...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
    i used to think that sentences about being hurt inside are just cliché but idk nowadays i guess i understand
    daddyleoreo daddyleoreo
    18-21, F
    Apr 18
    its odd how it happens. you open up to people. you trust, you care and they care too. but then it happens. you realize you start holding back because you dont care to cause pain...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 17
    "These are hardest times, love’s so hard to find Blessed is the man who has a woman at his side This for you I write, never do me wrong If you’re ever missing me just listen to...
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    My partner of ten years is dying... I'm terrified of it all. I don't know what to do. One month ago everything appeared just right. Then in a weeks time my entire world came...
    iamvictorious iamvictorious
    36-40, M
    Apr 16
    "I know you" I believe, I believe there's love in you Grid locked on the dusty avenues Inside your heart, just afraid to go I am more, I am more than innocent But just take a...
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    "If you can do something, do it even if you are unwilling to, and see the best of it. Would it hurt and change you if you go on that trip? No. So what if you don't like them...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    With the end near and seeing some of the negativity that has been presented about EP, I wanted to take a few moments and tell everyone about the positive that EP brought to my...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Apr 16
    Now that this site is closing i feel like i need to let him know something, I miss him. I miss him so much my heart aches at the thought of him, I don't know if he'll ever see this...
    Skeletonhat Skeletonhat
    13-15, F
    Apr 16
    ' It's important to keep your feelings and self worth in different places because when feelings get hurt, it shouldn't change how you view yourself.'
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    Apr 16
    "Listen"... To listen is not to listen with just your ears. To listen is to listen with your mouth closed, your heart open. To Listen is to listen with the intent for...
    notAloneWithYou notAloneWithYou
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I've reached a point in life where I just don't have time for words anymore. I'll listen to them, but I don't have it in me anymore to believe them if the actions contradict what...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 15
    I want to know your opinion about those moms who didn't has that chances to be themselves before having a family and kids !! what do you think about those moms saying that they...
    daniela222 daniela222
    26-30, F
    Apr 15
    I need answers. I have a boyfriend who is constantly looking at this girl at my school, whenever I bring it up he says he is not, when I try to breakup with him he breaks down...
    StayingUnknown StayingUnknown
    16-17, F
    8 Responses Apr 15
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3539431/KATIE-HOPKINS-British-Muslims-Really-Think-know-s-terrifying.html?ito=social-facebook Coming to America
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 15
    "If this is love, I do not want it. Take it from me please. Why does it hurt so much?" "Because it was Real..." ~Tauriel
    AmityLove AmityLove
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    Even in the deepest love relationship - when lovers say 'I love you' to each other - we don't really know what we're saying, because language isn't equal to the complexity of human...
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I will just say there is a special place in Hell for those who hurt children and animals!!
    clarktm1275 clarktm1275
    36-40, M
    Apr 14
    it hurts me very badly to know EP will no longer be a part of my life. I remember my first postings. I was still married. and extremely lonely. my ex was not happy, so she was...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    happiness...friendship.....love.... elusive and sometimes fleeting. an expression of emotion worth more than gold and needed for life more than oxygen. what price happiness...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 13
    This past few days have been rough. This isn't a short story, be aware. Over a year ago, my mother had been going through changes in her life. She was aging, and had not been...
    Wudugat Wudugat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I don't know how will I talk to the person who is like a father to me. I been avoiding him since the last time I saw him. I did something that I am not proud of. He already warned...
    DeathThrone DeathThrone
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 12
    I managed to hurt my hand trying to perform a 'wheel' pose. I'm not flexible in the slightest and I was trying to see if I could do it. I half managed it. My hand hurts now after...
    brokenpetal brokenpetal
    26-30, F
    Apr 12
More Stories