Bruises hurt. People understand they hurt and believe you may be in pain because your pain is visible.
Things like words though, are invisible. Once they’ve been spoken, they can’t be unspoken. These words can hurt as much or even more than a physical injury which is easily seen.
Invisible pain can happen at anytime, and can be dished out by anyone across many forms. It can cause lifelong pain, and soul-destroying scars on your emotional wellbeing.
Words have the ability of doing more harm than what a weapon is capable of.