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I Think Words Can Heal Or Wound

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 201 People

    Painful

    Nothing can hurt me more than a few select words. Growing up I was subjected to violence on a daily basis - the bruises healed, the pain subsided from cuts and grazes, hair grew back from where it was pulled out...... but the words rattled constant in my mind reminding me of...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    Words

    Words,They can heal,Or wound,Depending,What's said,Ads to effect,Use 'em wisely,That's my advice.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 5, 2011

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    Yes

    Words can have a significant effect on people, I know. I was put down verbally at home and school growing up and nearly commited suicide just so it would stop.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    I Have Felt Both

    I know because I have been on both ends, receiving and dishing them out and I know the pain I have caused in moments of anger. Now i simply strive to not have to apologize any more than I really should have to by trying to act accordingly!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17, 2011

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    Seeen The Destruction They Bring

    I have for many and many years seen the torment and hurt words have on a person...since counseling people in my early 20 to even now..... the words spoken in anger and trying to control a child, to the way people speak to their husbands and wives...... children say it to other...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Oct 1, 2011

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    Western Washington Weather News Casters (my Minority)

    I'm a person who hates the Clear and Sunny Days. Loves Storms and Winter like conditions of the Weather. Hates Temperatures above 70 degrees. I Dislike ... 'Spring', 'Summer' and 'Early Fall That Still has Mild Summer/Spring Conditions'. As soon as it's fully like 'Winter...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Words can say what you're feeling to a certain point, but lyrics have a deeper meaning. Lyrics are easier to connect to and they say what words can't.
    thinkingskullz thinkingskullz 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Lyrics Yes I do, I believe That one day I will be, where I was Right there, right next to you And it's hard, the days just seem so dark The moon, and the stars, are nothing without...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    "Are You The One?"Within TemptationAre you the one?The traveller in time who has comeTo heal my wounds to lead me to the sunTo walk this path with me until the end of timeAre you...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F May 15

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    "Little Toy Guns" In between the coats in the closet She held on to that heart-shaped locket Staring at a family, flawless But it ain't a pretty picture tonight Mom and daddy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    It happens every time If it counts I'll lose my courage when I need it the most Then it comes crawling up after Begs me to ask her what I already know Singing "Oh, love get me out...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F May 10

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    Probably the one thing about EP I hate the most.  I read so much in the eyes...which is impossible to do on here.  Words have great meaning, but sometimes I feel the...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses May 10

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    I really like this song. Boys workin' on empty Is that the kinda way to face the burning heat? I just think about my baby I'm so full of love I could barely eat There's nothing...
    kcov88 kcov88 26-30, F 1 Response May 19

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    love the way you lie- Just gonna stand there and watch me burn But that's alright, because I like the way it hurts Just gonna stand there and hear me cry But that's alright...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    Crazy For You Swaying room as the music starts Strangers making the most of the dark Two by two their bodies become one I see you through the smokey air Can't you feel the weight...
    DaOneandOnlyOne DaOneandOnlyOne 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    Stay" I've been sitting here staring at the clock on the wall And I've been laying here praying, praying she won't call It's just another call from home And you'll get it and be...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F May 19

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    Staring in the mirror with myself to blame Sometimes I'm afraid of the thoughts inside Nowhere to hide inside my mind I'm scared that you'll compare and I'll look a lifetime past...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 1 Response May 15

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    I think I saw you in my sleep, darling, I think I saw you in my dreams you were Stitching up the seams on every broken promise That your body couldn't keep. I think I saw you in my...
    BreakdownBeauty420 BreakdownBeauty420 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was raised in the valley, there was shadows and death Got out alive but with scars I can't forget This kid back in school, subdued and shy An orphan and a brother and unseen by...
    BreakdownBeauty420 BreakdownBeauty420 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i dont know what to think, as time fly's by i feel like im going insane on the brink of poppen this brain inside this heads crane , can anybody help me does anybody hear me? SOS...
    rekop1 rekop1 18-21, M May 2

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    "Done think, 'cuz I understand, I care. Don't think, 'cuz I'm talkin, we're friends." Exactly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    one of the person I love the most is a girl who called me Alae.. she did tell me the meaning of Alae,but still I don't understand quite much.. a sister I never had she is...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response May 6

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    Can I lay by your side, next to you? And make sure you're alright. I'll take care of you. And I don't want to be here if I can't be with you tonight. I'm reaching out to you. Can...
    JustWantItToWork JustWantItToWork 26-30, F May 2

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    Sitting in the dark, I can't forget.Even now, I realize the time I'll never get. Another story of the Bitter Pills of Fate. I can't go back again. I can't go back again...But you...
    KValentine17 KValentine17 22-25, M May 3

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    Tell her you love her by Echosmith Tell her a story. Tell her the honest truth You treat her better. Make sure to see it through Don't be just everything she wants Be everything...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F May 7

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    The Closer I Get to You The closer I get to you The more you make me see By giving me all you've got Your love has captured me Over and over again I try to tell myself that we...
    DaOneandOnlyOne DaOneandOnlyOne 18-21, F May 15

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    I set myself on fire just to guide you I'll be your torch in the night so I can light your way I break myself into pieces just to bind you I tear myself apart so I can watch you...
    KiraRawr KiraRawr 16-17, F 3 Responses May 15

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    "Secret" the Pretty Little Liars Theme Song. I feel like I can trust people, but the only ones I can trust are those who are dead.
    SymphonyChild SymphonyChild 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Everything's so blurry And everyone's so fake And everybody's empty And everything is so messed up Preoccupied without you I cannot live at all My whole world surrounds you I...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    - I've been watching your world from afar I've been trying to be where you are And I've been secretly falling apart Unseen To me, you're strange and you're beautiful You'd be so...
    freeadam freeadam 22-25, M Apr 28

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    Oh, won't you stay with me? 'Cause you're all I need. This IS love it's clear to see. SO darling, stay with me. Why am I so emotional? No it's not a good look, gain some self...
    JustWantItToWork JustWantItToWork 26-30, F May 2

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    There are places I'll remember, all life ~ Though some have changed. Some forever, not for better, Some have gone ~~ and some remain. All these places had there moments With lovers...
    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F May 2

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    Maybe it was prayer, maybe it was my diet change, or maybe it was the power of positive thinking. But it seems like my 10+ year battle with digestion trouble may be over. Thank...
    gemini910 gemini910 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    I really wanna know what this hip hop song is called!? It starts with a big booming voice going "Ba da boom" or "Da ba doom" then "oh oh oh" and "aly or something up" and "fight...
    Silvo Silvo 18-21, M 1 Response May 19

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    Are you satisfied with an average life? Do I need to lie to make my way in life? High achiever don't you see Baby, nothing comes for free They say I'm a control freak Driven by a...
    BITCTangerina BITCTangerina 13-15, F a week ago

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    "American Honey" She grew up on the side of the road Where the church bells ring And strong love grows She grew up good She grew up slow Like American honey Steady as a preacher...
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I Can flirt online or in texts messages but I can't flirt face to face...maybe I feel shy...
    AreejMalik AreejMalik 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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    They are so old. Hundreds of years and still in there prime. Their bark tells a story of test and trial. Life and death. The moss tells you what direction you are. The leave rustle...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    Definately the more knowledge you have the more you know what can hurt you, how much more there is out there that can hurt you, knowing too much is a pain.
    LifeChangedMe LifeChangedMe 18-21, F 5 Responses May 11

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    The way a lot of people act in groups really makes me mad...they think I'm the quiet boring one when really I'm bored out of my mind and repulsed by how desperate they're acting...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    Money, is a necessary tool in this world to live life to the fullest. Money put's good food in your fridge and cupboards. Money put's "decent" clothing on your back. Money pay's...
    Obsidianfirefly Obsidianfirefly 18-21, M 1 Response May 15

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