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I Think Words Can Heal Or Wound

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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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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    I think it is strong to show that you are vulnerable, that you are emotional, that you have feelings.
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    Time will bring the real end of our trial One day they'll be no remnants No trace, no residual feelings within ya One day you won't remember me Your face will be the reason I smile...
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    "I might never be the hands you put your heart in Or the arms that hold you any time you want them But that don?t mean that we can?t live here in the moment 'Cause I can be the one...
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    Sometimes it makes me wanna go a little mental We celebrate the idiot Pretend that we're so into it Dumb down our intelligence Just to make us relevant Sometimes it makes me think...
    JayLabix JayLabix 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I DO know words can hurt and also kill! When one kicks another when they're already down, they might as well just stomp them deeper into the mud and bury them forever! As well, it...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz 26-30, M Feb 4

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    boompowsplat boompowsplat 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    Wound heal. Words pierce the heart and scars it
    BearDownChicago BearDownChicago 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 30

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    You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with The culture was never yours to make better You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're...
    AC1225 AC1225 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    This is such an important part of your emotional health...being able to laugh! Life is tough, and we all go through difficult situations. Instead of worrying about things you can't...
    Jfour001 Jfour001 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    ...You've got to get yourself togetherYou've got stuck in a momentAnd now you can't get out of itDon't say that later will be betterNow you're stuck in a momentAnd you can't get...
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30, F Jan 29

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    I can completely dissect every piece of an idea or argument and reconstruct in a more efficient way but I couldn't tell you one thing about someone's feelings other than what is...
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I can agree but cannot ever see this happening. BUT more parents should take responsibility for thier children and act on that.
    MartinHill MartinHill 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I hate the situation I am in, I even get suicidal thoughts but then think of my mum and dad. Life sucks right now!
    ShaneelNeedsFriends ShaneelNeedsFriends 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 27

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    Nonsense. Words are just a collection of compressed vibrations aka sounds. They're all made up. How can someone be so weak that a mere word would hurt them.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jan 27

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    "In Chains" Angel of death and mercy, come take me from this cage. Cause these four walls and iron bars have been witness to the rage. Of a thousand broken hearts in chains. Like...
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    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    bigmountain1 bigmountain1 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    It's been a while since I posted an experience here... Honestly I've moved past that point in my life. But anyway, I'm in high school now. Getting all A's in every class, 4.01 QPA...
    HellhoundGakupo HellhoundGakupo 16-17, F Jan 23

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    Now and then I think of when we were together Like when you said you felt so happy you could die Told myself that you were right for me But felt so lonely in your company But that...
    rvz16 rvz16 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    im going back to school in a few weeks and i just found out i didnt have enough credits to pass NCEA (lucky me lol) and i fell so stupid. i used to be the smart kid that was asked...
    amipark amipark 16-17, F Jan 23

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    I used to think so, but as I've come to understand that there are multiple types of intelligence I'm not so sure.
    jameson939 jameson939 56-60, M 5 Responses Jan 22