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I Know That Words Hurt

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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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    '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

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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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    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 Jan 27

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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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    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Aug 15

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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

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    ballorromeo1 ballorromeo1 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    In disagreements, fight fairly.

    No name calling(, you dickweed).
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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

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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

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

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    Word And Arrows

    The spoken word just like the arrow can never be redrawn! DrSoapbox 8/19/13
    DrSoapbox DrSoapbox 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    Words hurt. I believe **** is just a strong a word as hate. I dont understand why i have to use the star sign for that word and not for a word a strong as hate. Think about words...
    Theheavyheart Theheavyheart 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I hate that I do this. When I feel hurt by the people who mean the most to me in my life I do things that I know will hurt them. I regret it later. I don't know why I do it. It...
    alwayswantingmore78 alwayswantingmore78 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I have been, but the worst part is, that person/s doesn't even know they hurt you.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    you know what hurt so much? it's when someone makes you feel special yesterday but make's you feel like you're nobody today.... :'(
    lightraydawn lightraydawn 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Can't say I don't love him. Still I can't pretend that my heart is torn just knowing that I'm losing my bestfriend. If it's easier said and done then someone tell me why. I could...
    lightraydawn lightraydawn 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    When I met this guy I was still married. I was looking to get out of my marriage, and my attraction to him was a good reason to force my own hand. We first slept together a week...
    laniegirl84 laniegirl84 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    So I was on kilo India kilo earlier and typing in random combinations of words. I was tempted to find someone who has chatted recently and send them a really heartfelt message. I'm...
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Here's to you, dad. You sicko. My first sexual relationship was with you. You thought I'd forget. You thought I was too little to remember. You knew I didn't know any better. You...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I can't believe I did it again... I unintentionally hurt a friend when I was trying to help. I hate relationships. That's why I've been happier alone. I don't have the chance to...
    nickrif nickrif 31-35, M 1 Response 52 mins ago

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    No, you'll never realise. I keep the pain under lock and key. You'll never know how much your words have scarred me. I'll put up with the pain so you can be happy. I'll pretend it...
    OsyriaRose OsyriaRose 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    You will always be my hero, my role model, my mentor, my inspiration, my best friend, and my reason to smile. It was a foreign yet amazing feeling to finally have someone who truly...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F Sep 1

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    Website positioning Suggestion: The Meta Keywords tag may go for a few search engines, even though Google, Bing and Yahoo (and lots of others) emphasize articles and titles...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    I didn't know how to tell him. Tell him that he was the only guy in the world that could make me feel so happy and sad at the same time. Sometimes I feel lost and out of touch, but...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I wanted to start this story hurting someone but i feel i should not do that .... there is always difference between me and them. Im hurt .... BUt im not crying ..... i just feel...
    Want2di3 Want2di3 22-25, M Sep 7

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    SOME OF THEM WANT TO USE YOU, SOME OF THEM WANT TO ABUSE YOU. It is strange how things happen on EP. I like this site, but the more I stay in here the more I get to know how one...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 15

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    I know there are people without one. I grew up without a father, which I know is bad to a degree, but I've always considered myself lucky to just have all those other family...
    xnstxncts xnstxncts 18-21, M Sep 18

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    I need to do something before I kill myself. I've tried before. I stayed in a mental facility for a bit but ultimately it achieved nothing. No matter what I say, I really can't...
    drealene drealene 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I await the day You hurt me more, this time a hurt that I can't easily forget, nor accept. Slowly, I feel your taking my Heart and crumbling piece by piece in your tight embrace...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I realized I was completely wrong. I thought I would be so excited to see you again, but that was the last feeling I felt. I realized I was better off never seeing you again...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F Sep 5

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    I seem to be messing up more and more often and I wonder how much more she will put up with. I seem to take everything to heart that is said and over react and end up pushing her...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ode to My Man ******************* I don't want to get hurt any more. I don't want to hurt other people any more. I want to get out of the hurting business.
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    A long time ago there was a boy. He was smart, talented and handsome. However, he was very selfish and his temper was so difficult, that nobody wanted to be friends with him. Often...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F a week ago

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    I want to tell you a story. Well more like write a love letter in an unusual way. You see I have met someone here. She knows who she is. Her posts are what attracted me to her. We...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 4 days ago

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