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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    In disagreements, fight fairly.

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

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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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    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 15

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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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    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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    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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    76sailor 76sailor 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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

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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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    '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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    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 6 days ago

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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

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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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    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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    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

    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...
    Karmalama Karmalama 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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 1 Response Sep 12

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    I have a cut off. A person can hurt and hurt me and I'll take it and take it. Then something clicks. I can't control when it will be. I wish I could control it, I would cut off...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Nothing feels as bad as you feel like a burden to someone else. My day got off to a rough start when the squabble this morning was about the transportation issues that made me...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    My husband has been cheating on me with very young teenage prostitutes. We have been together 20 years. We are losing everything we worked for because of his drug, alcohol...
    taylorbubber taylorbubber 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Ignore the heading.I hate slang words! I hate it when people call some people cool or hot as if they are in a freezer or burner!I hate it when people say the vulgar words like the...
    AksharGoyal AksharGoyal 13-15, M 5 hrs ago

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    Since my birth into this world I've experienced a lot as most people have. Many firsts like days in school, riding bikes without the training wheels. Countless joys as in your...
    InTheShadowsAgain InTheShadowsAgain 41-45, M 1 Response 12 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 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Before I start, just want to say that nobody has to read this. I'm just venting a bit, and this will probably be long and boring, and the last thing I want to do is bore anybody...
    NinaBunny NinaBunny 70+, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I've always been this way!! My boyfriend hates it!!! I am just friendly...over friendly? I never cross boundaries though, and I'm starting to learn, being too friendly to everyone...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I had a huge crush on this boy in my school. It was at that time when the boys hadn't hit puberty yet but some of the girls had, and I was one of the lucky few...
    dontyouforget dontyouforget 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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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 Sep 1

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    The worst kind of hurt is Betrayal, because it means someone was willing to hurt you, just to make themselves feel better.
    arit1 arit1 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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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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    Words do hurt and will last far more than you think! Especially when its from people you care and especially when they point out your insecurities in their words toward you!
    Brokenwing88 Brokenwing88 22-25, F Aug 22

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    hi folks, after 26 years i found my soul mate in a foreign country, i felt like she is my everything. she do love me. but in the beginning we adjust so many things which we found...
    elcid1988 elcid1988 26-30, M Sep 11

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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 a week ago

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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...
    iwantutoo iwantutoo 22-25, M Sep 7

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    As many of you know by now, I have an obsessed office stalker. She delights in getting off on my life, either in the office or outside of it. If there's any rumors about me in...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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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 5 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Sometime in the spring of last year I began talking with someone I'd been friends with on Facebook. We'd joined the same group at one point and just made the odd comments on...
    Ribsy83 Ribsy83 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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