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I Know That Words Hurt

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 633 People

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    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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    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?
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Jul 15, 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 16-17, F Apr 11, 2015

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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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    There was this girl, she was

    so happy. Beautiful. But one day someone told her that when she laughs, and smiles, the left side of her mouth looks funny. Now she never laughs or smiles without covering her face. There was this one girl, and someone told her that when she said the letter "s", her mouth...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 8, 2015

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

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    Do not argue with an idiot.

    He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Aug 13, 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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    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 22-25, F Dec 27, 2014

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    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Aug 15, 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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    I was on EP before, and my screen name was

    "wordsareforever." I used that screen name because I knew just how badly you could hurt someone with a single, unthinking or mean word. They hurt, they cut and they wound, and sometimes, words are forever.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It does, remember I can forget what you said

    but I can't forget how you made me feel
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 18-21, F Mar 23, 2015

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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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    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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    If you can not understand my silence,

    then you will never understand my words.
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Apr 3, 2015

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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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    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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    '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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    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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    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 wish words were like little toy guns No sting,

    no hurt no one, Just a bang bang rollin' off your tongue No smoke, no bullets, no kick from the trigger when you pull it No pain, no damage done But they're not
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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    When you just wanna say: Excuse me,

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

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    In disagreements, fight fairly.

    No name calling(, you dickweed).
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F Aug 14, 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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    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 6 Responses Mar 15, 2015

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    My s.o. Is absolutely perfect and wonderful but they don't believe they are. We both have a lot of issues and I'm constantly scared I'm saying the wrong things even tho they tell...
    ClinNN ClinNN 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Annurban Annurban 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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    This is the real world And you're only hurting yourself When you spend every waking moment With your fingers crossed I don't think you can afford To set karma further in motion Go...
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    When I first joined EP I tried to help a young woman with a problem ..... This person was in trouble due to lifestyle choices that lead in a large part to her situation. I regret...
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    Have you ever wanted to be so loved that they never had to tell you the words "I love you" because you could already feel it from them? I dream of that, I dream of being kissed on...
    PandaCat314 PandaCat314 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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