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January 12, 2017

60 People Share The Most Soul-Crushingly Cruel Thing Anyone Ever Said To Them

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1. “You will end up alone.”

Heard this today.

jokadnts


2. “I wish you hadn’t failed.”

In regard to a failed suicide attempt.

sleepyplantdad


3. “If I was your best friend I would have killed myself, too.”

A psychotic ex-friend said this to me once.

douglerful


4. “I hope they never find your dad and I hope he’s dead.”

7-year-old boy at my school to 7-year-old me when my father had been missing for a month. They did find him a few weeks later. And he was dead.

Nw5gooner


5. “My life would be so much better if you were never born.”

Mom said this.

chknbsct


6. “You will end up alone.”

Heard this today.

jokadnts


7. “Why couldn’t it have been you that died?”

When I was 11, my mom had a miscarriage and told me this.

GGoDDeSS


8. “I wish you would die, I would cry tears of happiness!”

My dear mother, to 14-year-old me. She said some real hurtful shit to me before and after, but that line broke me inside out…

Alseur


9. “You are my biggest disappointment in life.”

Thanks, Mom.

whitefox00


10. “At least you know you’re ugly and accept it.”

Stung quite a bit at the time.

TheNumber31


11. “I almost aborted you….but then I got drunk one night and decided, ‘what the hell.’”

My mother to me at 9 years old. I think about that sentence all the time.

MolarFairyAssistant


12. “The world would be a better place without you.”

And people wondered why I tried to commit suicide three days later.

05-12


13. “No wonder your father left you.”

My neighbor once said to six-year-old me. (My parents divorced when I was 4.) This was in response to me rollerblading up and down a shared garden path…

TheUniverseCaresNot


14. “I don’t love you, I’ll never love you and I see no future with you.”

My long-term boyfriend broke up with me by saying that.

am-not


15. “I never wanted a second kid.”

Said by my dad to 16-year-old me, the younger of two kids. That killed any affection and respect that I had left for him. 15 years later, none of it has returned and I have nothing but spite for him.

Kitty_Rose


16. “If you only looked different but still said the things you say to me I would probably date you.”

This girl I really like told me that.

MarcoReus7


17. “I am disappointed in you.”

Said very calmly is CRUSHING.

officialchourico


18. “You’re too fucked up for me to be with you anymore.”

Not that they were wrong, but it still fucking hurt.

FerrisTM


19. “The only reason I didn’t put you in foster care is because the social worker said I wasn’t allowed to.”

Thanks, dad.

katieames


20. “I don’t believe any of that stuff your mother-in-law says about you.”

This sentence could end a marriage and ruin a family very easily.

a_trashcan


21. “I don’t think you got raped, I think you really wanted it.”

My ex-husband once when we were fighting said something along the lines of this. I was anally raped at a party a few months before and still having PTSD from it at the time. it destroyed me then.

glimmerfox


22. “I’m going to have to learn how to stop loving you.”

Gee, thanks, Mom.

FlyingHapa


23. “You have no future.”

From the right person it cuts deep.

Rimjobs_4_Vengeance


24. “I’m not mad, I’m disappointed.”

Your parents telling you this leaves any kid absolutely crushed.

dconde4930


25. “Don’t worry you have a shot, she goes for personality!”

Said to me by a female friend genuinely encouraging me to ask out one of her friends.

Mehmmers


26. “You can’t even do one thing to make me happy.”

Happened during a bit of a emotionally tumultuous time with mom (college applications and stuff). I never felt so shattered.

Jennypennypants


27. “I don’t love you anymore.”

That one definitely took me down for a long time.

pm11


28. “Nobody actually liked you. We just invited you to come along because you seemed like you were having fun.”

Said to me by a guy in my high school friend group about a year after we graduated. Joke’s on him, since I’m still close with several of those people and on good terms with most others, while most of them don’t want anything to do with him anymore.

atheologist


29. “I can’t marry you. I’m leaving with What’s-his-name.”

That one just about literally killed me. Tried to hang myself 6 months later.

lumineferousethan


30. “You deserve to lose everyone.”

An aunt said that to me and I still think about it.

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