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I Know That Words Hurt

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

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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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    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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    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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    In disagreements, fight fairly.

    No name calling(, you dickweed).
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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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    76sailor 76sailor 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Though I know they'd betrayed me, left me to rot, and squeezed me out of the group. But it still hurts, being that I now have them in my lunch period. just seeing them talk and...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We never forget the pain that we've experienced..because we fear that if we forget that we can't watch out for it and we'll be hurt again. But the truth is most of us who hold onto...
    HekimaUsagi HekimaUsagi 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Whenever i go closer to somebody...my love n expectation of its acknowledgment cross boundries n when they don't find their place..failing to handle..i get hurt..cry...n finally my...
    ridhima1029 ridhima1029 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If my words hurt you I will never speak again If my actions hurt you I'll never move again If my love hurts you I don't want to love again - unknown
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1 31-35, M Jan 12

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    I didn't mean to I was trying to bring my girlfriend and a close friend together. I talk to my friend about my girlfriend an it brought them together but then I told my girlfriend...
    robotredneck robotredneck 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 6

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    1- Everyone has got demons inside them. Everyone. We are no saints, no angels. You have your demons. They are different from anybody else's. Know it. 2- Learn how to feel them. The...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Well this one isn't about me but it was about something I said to an old friend.. We were arguing and she said "Shaun, I'm going to bed" and I said "Good, I'm hoping you don't...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    Bottle up inside are the words I never said. The feeling that I hide inside, are the lines I never read. You can see it in my eyes, you can read it on my face. Trapped inside...
    Curiouslittleone96 Curiouslittleone96 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Santa's last words: HO HO HO *******!!! Lol
    KevinKamal KevinKamal 13-15, M 18 hrs ago

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    Wear sunscreenIf I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be itThe long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientistsWhereas the rest of my advice...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 31 mins ago

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    What do my words mean to you Do they affect you like theirs What do my words mean to you You thrive on each and every word mine are nothing to compare
    Longislandangel Longislandangel 70+, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Now this confuses me. Lyrics are words put to music. Since lyrics are words, how can they say it better. 😛
    Morgana01 Morgana01 46-50, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Yes, they can. You know when I was a child, I use to think when people said that I was like, how can that be so. They are only.....words. And if you don't believe what others...
    zonus zonus 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    if there is one thing I've learned in my life, it is that life is the greatest mystery, and anybody who is not seeking the meaning behind it has no actual interest in knowing...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I remember reading somewhere that it is not the love that hurts, what hurts is the rejection, the heartbreak, the pain of not being loved. The feeling that is left in our hearts...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Jan 10

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    various words, so simple but yet so complicated. Love can be written with them, as well as history. Amorous feeling expressed, amazing acquaintances and relationship can be brought...
    ocecas ocecas 41-45, F Jan 16

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    I would end up hurting others if I said what hurts me. I've learned to just keep my mouth shut.
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Yet I look just fine when somebody try's to hurt me with words of hate or rage, it still hurts. Over time those words or events get to me, they break down my defenses and I just...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I suffered form this anxiety- importance deficiency anxiety. Yes I made that up! I don't know how I got this disease. But it was really painful. It still is some times. So what is...
    im1whoknocks im1whoknocks 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm so sorry but I don't hurt people I don't love. They are the lucky ones I guess. Lol
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    its so hard to trust again when everything you believed in got ripped apart when you were six. when I finally started to trust people again they just rip it apart like it was...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F 1 Response