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I Know That Words Hurt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 476 People

    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 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    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 1 Response Feb 25, 2014

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    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

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    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?
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    ballorromeo1 ballorromeo1 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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    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

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    76sailor 76sailor 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    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 5 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    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

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    Do not argue with an idiot.

    He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Aug 13, 2014

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    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Aug 15, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    They do. Sometimes worse

    than a simple punch in the face.
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    In disagreements, fight fairly.

    No name calling(, you dickweed).
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Aug 14, 2014

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    '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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 18-21, F Jun 1, 2013

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    When you just wanna say: Excuse me,

    but does this smell like chloroform to you? That.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I can't help but use them.
    SarahChevalier SarahChevalier 16-17, F a week ago

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    Im just so tired of life that I'm living im in a marriage and get treated like crap. My husband drinks a lot and then in turn yells and emotionally abuses me by saying stuff he...
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    Its been two mornings and two nights not talking to Tim ,I don't know if he is hurting but I am torn apart I cry all the time I miss his voice so much my chest hurts .I want to...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm a very insecure person. I've been this way for as long as I can remember. I'm a sensitive person and get my feelings hurt very easily. When I was young, I would get picked...
    JennieThorne JennieThorne 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Can you see what I have become I've grown so cold I'm getting numb Down to the bone Because being real never worked out for me Playing these games is such a waste of time Somewhere...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know why I do it. I cannot forgive. Small petty things do not get to me but if you really hurt me, everything I feel towards you shuts down and I no longer want to look at...
    fwxo fwxo 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Words themselves are not bad, the way you use them can make them bad.
    lovleyroses lovleyroses 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    It has become a new option to me. When tears swell up in my eyes n it feels like someone is stabbing at the heart, I find solace in cutting myself. Coz it takes the mind off from...
    EternalWanderer EternalWanderer 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    I woke up before the sun rises as usual, checked the phone for time n saw an email.. a friend asked me to check on Vazaki Nada's writings.. this friend of mine kept me busy, not by...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 hr ago

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    Jason Mraz - A Beautiful Mess You are strong but you're needy, Humble but you're greedy And based on your body language, And shoddy cursive I've been reading Your style is quite...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F Feb 7

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    Sometimes ppl say something hurts you so much, they touch the nerve directly! without they meant that I know, but why they don't think a little before they speaks, Why they just...
    ta7neet ta7neet 26-30, M Feb 14

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    Tikkun. We are bound to a continued existence here on the Earth, in this mortal form subjected to various hurtful things which keep on happening to us in each incarnation until we...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Don't ask me to change. It's just the way I am. Don't second-guess yourself and why it took me so long to come around. I'm giving up the hope. That used to get you by. And don't...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Because unfortunately...ignorance can kill. The thoughtless actions taken by those who are oblivious to feelings and pain...those who can't see the tears that explain hurt...
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Tomorrow is going to be tough. I'm scared. Terrified. Utterly bare with no armor. When did I lose it? Did I ever have one to begin with? How do explain myself. How do I confess...
    DeijiDaze DeijiDaze 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Why do people try to hurt others? Especially on the Internet. I'm sure they realized their words or action hurt other EP members. Of course also in reality, people know what they...
    Kayu96 Kayu96 31-35, F Feb 14

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    The ***** needs to get her tampon untwisted or maybe she has a serious case of FUKME. If you don't know what FUKME is, look it up on YouTube. I've seriously thought of bringing her...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    Yesterday I came home from work early at about 12 pm to eat lunch and then I had the rest of the day off. Almost right when I walked in the door I heard the phone ring. It was my...
    Richardson444 Richardson444 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    My name is Jessica. I dont know where i belong in life. Im 17 years old. Words cant describe how much i hate myself. I want want to be loved and cared for for who I am. not to just...
    vodkaxkissesx vodkaxkissesx 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago