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I Know That Words Hurt

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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 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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    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?
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Jul 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    When you just wanna say: Excuse me,

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

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

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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 Mar 23

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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 6 Responses Mar 15

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    They do. Sometimes worse

    than a simple punch in the face.
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 15, 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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    Do not argue with an idiot.

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

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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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    If you can not understand my silence,

    then you will never understand my words.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    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

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    76sailor 76sailor 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 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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    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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    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 13-15, F Apr 11

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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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    In disagreements, fight fairly.

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

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    Biting my tongue is not a strength . Lies hurt people . The truth keeps us together .
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    Two words 'love and hate' can either make your heart soar or rip it to pieces. I always thought the saying, 'sticks and stones may break my bones, but word can never me.' This old...
    Teamouse Teamouse 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have let a few people into my life and let them see the real me, however it's scaring me that they know that person. I think it's time to retreat back into my "concrete box" and...
    Forevertired22 Forevertired22 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I happen to see a guy I use to work with. We started talking about everything, nothing special. Then he asked me about one of my old friends. You see I had asked her out and she...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    You want the truth, I will tell you straight up so don't get mad at me for asking. Your feelings get hurt, I refuse to care.
    shortgirlwithmoretolove shortgirlwithmoretolove 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    What is wrong with this world? A 15 year old boy was just arrested in the death of an eight year old girl in Santa Cruz California. After killing her, he dumped her body in a...
    omtatjuan3 omtatjuan3 56-60, M 14 hrs ago

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    Hmmm I'm sorry. You are important to me than anybody else here and it hurts me knowing I hurt u. You never say goodbye and u are gone. Well that's life I know u can forget me and...
    Lexis91 Lexis91 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    There are so many cruel, jaded, cold, self absorbed, d list can go on, people in this world! Who'd Readily hurt others or pass judgement unfairly without reason. We live in a...
    Spparkle Spparkle 26-30, F 8 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    20 days ago, my 23 year old son paked up and left us without a word of contact, how he could be reached, or where he was going. He left us stuck with a car note and other bills and...
    Ebedford Ebedford 46-50 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Can a woman's tender love cease towards the child she bears?Woman hold her head and cryCause her son had been shot down in the street and diedFrom a stray bulletWoman hold her...
    2sugarsplease 2sugarsplease 41-45, M 20 hrs ago

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    I hate wen some people takes the advantage of you. I been such a great friend to this girl, who works at the same company as me, I buy food, I come halfway to her ends, she tells...
    Arianka123 Arianka123 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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