People can be jerks. I don't know who came up with that whole sticks and stones saying, but words can absolutely hurt you. Before you go any further, let me go ahead and slap a big ol' trigger warning label on this one. One Reddit user asked:
What is the cruelest thing someone has told you?
And the depths of cruelty in some people is incredible. If you're sensitive to words of cruelty, I'm going to strongly suggest you don't continue - or snuggle with a puppers while you do. We totally needed an emergency hug after reading some of these.
An Ex once told me:
"The reason you try so hard to please everyone, the reason you give so much love that it's suffocating, is because you know that other than affection, you have nothing to offer anyone. You're a burden on everyone you care about. We all barely tolerate you. I don't know how you've made it this far in life."
I'll never forget that. Word for word.
I was best friend with a girl throughout 7th grade and into 8th grade when one day after winter break she suddenly stopped talking to me. I spent years wondering what I could had done since she seamlessly turned all of our mutual friends against me too. Fast forward to senior year in high school and we met again during a college visit thru a program. She asked me if I wanted to know why she stopped being my friend and wearily I said yes bc why not.
"No reason, I was just tired of seeing you happy and getting to live the best life so I told everyone what a horrible friend you were to me when I was depressed. Sorry."
I said nothing and just walked away. Really messed with my head for the longest time. Kids can be cruel but that's just messed up.
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