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I Know That Words Hurt

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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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    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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    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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    76sailor 76sailor 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Aug 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 15

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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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    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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    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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    It does, remember I can forget what you said

    but I can't forget how you made me feel
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    ballorromeo1 ballorromeo1 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There are no words to describe how I feel right now
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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
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    http://youtu.be/mUBRbJPJtio From a show I like. Doesn't seem to be the original lyrics but I love the sound and the words and the sweetness and the drama and the picture of the...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hopes and wishes for all that delights will sour in the midst of actions not taken and words unsaid.
    capitalbreeze capitalbreeze 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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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 Mar 1

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    As a kid, I used to be told the old saying: 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me'. But this is, to put it politely, a load of drivel. Words do hurt...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    So this is my first outbreak of genital HSV-1. The bumps are on my labia and rub together whenever I walk. Is there any cream or something I can put on them to make it hurt less?
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    Ever miss somebody so much it hurts?
    brynai brynai 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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