I Stutter

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    My Painful Life Az A Stutterer

    I have stuttered 4 99% of my life, az far back az i can remember. In school i was known az da white gurl who stuttered i wz made fun of & took speech theraphy 3xs a wk 4 my entire student career. I stuttered so badd wen i wud go 2 fast food places w/fam. i wud hav them order my...
    115ashley 115ashley
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 26, 2011

    I'm finally trying to get some help instead of

    trying to ignore it. But I feel like my mom doesn't care that much I've been asking her for the past few days if she could call my doctor or something so that I can get a speech pathologist. Everyday I ask her if she's called she just says no. Today I asked her why and she just...
    tiki18 tiki18
    16-17, F
    Jan 14

    Yuppers Me Too

    I've always stuttered as long as I can remember.....I was always really quiet.....because of it the teachers I had growing up would always say I was very shy and timid which I wasn't really, I just felt it was easier acting that way than actually trying to be more verbal when...
    drkiris drkiris
    26-30, F
    Jul 13, 2010

    2 months ago, on December 13th,

    I started stuttering for the first time in my life. I was in a bad accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. I went from doctor to doctor (some telling my parents that I was blankly faking my stutter) and finally, my speech pathologist concluded that I have a neurogenic...
    mikaelaraye mikaelaraye
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 9
    mandimandi mandimandi
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    Feel like committing suicide

    because of my stutter? In this economy communication is key to getting a job, and now a junior in college I feel like its almost too late for my stuttering to improve even if i get therapy. Wish there was someone I could talk to, but I know noone that stutters. Haha the wierd...
    xmentogo xmentogo
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    Hello my name is Robbie,

    I've been stuttering ever since I could remember. It is something that affects my everyday life, not only does it effect the quality of life that live but it affects my self esteem. I am currently a baseball a division 1 university in Texas. My speech has gotten better over the...
    RobbieRoss22 RobbieRoss22
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 1

    I've stuttered for as long

    as I could remember. All of the speech therapy only helped it slightly, but now I talk too fast. It sometimes makes me afraid to actually speak to people, I don't want to waste 5 seconds of their lives while I'm trying to say meaningless jibberish.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    On the last season of The X Factor there was a

    guy who did a stand-up comedy bit around his speech impediment. My stutter was a bit worse than even that. I was actually considering learning sign language if I wasn't going to be able to see a Speech/Language Pathologist (which is basically a fancy way to say "Speech Therapist...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    Stuttering is one of the things I hate about

    myself. Whenever I'm nervous, my words slip out of my mouth. It's so embarassing, especially when I read stuff aloud in school. One time I presented a project for school and I stuttered so much people were laughing. I just hate it how people can speak so perfectly even when...
    aquasapphire aquasapphire
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    I was just reading through some of you people's

    experience on stuttering. And it pains me to hear that other people are feeling battling through it and not knowing that they can change. I stutter as well but I'm on my way to dissolving the mindset ivevbuilt up over the years from fear of speaking. So what I've known to help...
    paolo13579 paolo13579
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 30

    I hate oral presentations at school

    so much . Everyone keeps laughing at me because I can't speak properly.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 1, 2015

    I Kicked It

    I stuttered all my life until about 19 when I decided that "I don't give a rat's arse" if someone hears what I have to say or not. If they cannot listen to me talk slow, then get out of my life! So I still stuttered on some words but as I got older the stuttering ceased. I am...
    Moose314 Moose314
    61-65, M
    Feb 6, 2012

    I Stutter

    It started back in the end of 6th grade... unfortunately, we also moved (and to a different school) in 7th. So here I was, with no friends and with a horrible new problem I had no idea how to deal with. In the beginning, the stuttering wasn't so bad. But I was always the quiet...
    nkp12 nkp12
    18-21
    Jul 29, 2011

    When someone who does not stutter gives me

    advice....something I do not like. Only a stutterer knows the feeling, the outcome, the hardships stuttering has on a person. Day to day things become a struggle. The constant stress it brings, and how it feels, the binding in the throat, the twisting of the stomach, and...
    belleria1 belleria1
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    I Never Knew

    I stuttered through nearly my entire youth & teens and still stammer on occasion. I watched "The King's Speech" recently & felt those horrible feelings/panic/ humiliation all over again. I found myself perspiring & growing anxious as I witnessed the King's frustration in trying...
    janusatv janusatv
    61-65, T
    1 Response Dec 26, 2012

    Hell

    I used to be a talkative kid. Then when I was 9 years old stuttering attacked me like a dark powerful curse. it was like some specific words don't want to come out of my throat. Then I stopped talking. I only answered if someone asked question. My friends never made fun of me...
    LisbethTylerMorgan LisbethTylerMorgan
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 14, 2012

    Public speaking is the death of me.

    I hate it with a true passion. My stuttering isn't even that bad but it's still pretty bad. I hate it. I wish I could talk like a normal person. But then again, being normal is overrated.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    I'm in 8th grade. When I'm in class

    and my teachers call on me, I get petrified. I'm so scared I'm going to stutter because I know I'm going to stutter. I stare at the words on my book or paper and hope to God that the words come and out and when they don't, I just want to cry. I can feel everyone's eyes on me...
    Nick8824 Nick8824
    26-30, M
    Jan 19

    Everyone who is saying they can't change their

    stuttering, you're wrong. I've been reading this book about stuttering that has changed my views about it and myself. If you're looking for somewhere to start read John Harrison's book called Redefining Stuttering. Look it up on google and you should find it. It's a great place...
    jmu2018 jmu2018
    18-21, M
    Apr 6

    This is my first time I'm actually talking

    about this.. My family and friends don't see my battle with this disorder. I have been suffering with stuttering all my life. I hate talking to people because I feel like they are judging me. I feel embarrassed and stupid when I do speak. And now since I'm out of school I feel...
    Pinkpower24 Pinkpower24
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    Hey I stutter on and off in some situations

    and others I am completely fluent. I reccommend any one who had a stutter to read "Speech is a River" , the author is a stutterer who at first would block on the majority of words she says. But she discovered writing , free writing which means you just write about your thoughts...
    paolo13579 paolo13579
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 25

    I'm 16, a Sophomore in high school,

    and I stutter. My stuttering, I feel, is restricting me from doing things I want to do, or saying things I want to say. But it's more than that. I can't express my feelings, I can't share a good idea or join in on a conversation, I can't order what I actually want at restaurants...
    BraveThisStorm BraveThisStorm
    16-17, M
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    This year has been going great.

    I finally said a sentence where I did not stutter. 16 years of my life I spent hiding behind my own shadow, choosing not to speak when I had everything in my mind trying to escape from my mouth. But this year, I had chosen to take up speech therapy, and it was the best decision...
    mrstylerthecreator mrstylerthecreator
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2014

    I Hate It, Too.

    When I'm talking to someone that I'm not toally comfortable with, I totally stutter and trip over my own words.  Not like, st-st-st-st-st-st-stutter, but I just take forever to say what I'm trying to say and wind up sounding like an idiot in the process.  I'm not an...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Nov 29, 2006

    I have stuttered since i was six.

    So it's been 13 years now. And it has been a severe one. I used to get really bullied in school but now in college i have a wonderful group of friends who are patient enough to wait until i complete. But sometimes its too exhausting to talk. The words just don't come out.
    sherpaneha96 sherpaneha96
    18-21, F
    13 Responses May 7, 2015

    Stress

    I stutter when I'm under stress.  I get caught in a loop of a phrase or sound and well....get stuck.  Life would be so much easier with just the written word when it gets hairy crazy.  But with the written word, you can't judge tonality and then stress comes and I get caught...
    beachreader121 beachreader121
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Mar 26, 2011

    Good Stories

    All you guys on here have good stories and thoughts...I've stuttered on and off for probably as long as I can remember, I've had some instances as to when it would get really bad, and those times are some of my most embarassing memories I can remember.  I was even called...
    dave21 dave21
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2007
    tiki18 tiki18
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    I'm 18, and a freshman in college.

    I'm from Indiana and going to my first ever National Stuttering Association support group meeting this Thursday. and I'm kinda scared.
    lilliwalton lilliwalton
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    Hi everyone! I've had a speech impediment

    since middle school. I have a younger brother with autism who has stuttered since he was little, so I guess my speech got overlooked. By the time I knew I had a stutter I was in too deep and was too scared to get help. I'm in college now. I've still never had speech therapy or...
    shirleyadarling shirleyadarling
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 10, 2014

    It sucks. ._. I naturally talk really fast,

    so when I do stutter I sound like a broken record. Having conversations are annoying because I embarrass myself. Oh, and this one time, when I was in the 12th grade, I had to give a speech in one of my classes, and I kept stuttering, I started crying out of embarrassment, then I...
    MichaelMyers1 MichaelMyers1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    I Stutter So What I Know What I Am Saying

    I stutter due to health problems. And I know what I am saying so its the other person (s) who have the problem.   They need to listen
    Possmdillolady Possmdillolady
    56-60, F
    Aug 21, 2012

    I can't say speech therapy helped me much.

    My public speaking is horrible. It's so embarrassing to even speak sometimes. -_- I used to get made fun of because of it in school.
    FleshEatingBacteria FleshEatingBacteria
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015
    Natrista Natrista
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 17

    I do stutter sometimes,

    and I hate it when people think I stutter because I lack self confidence. I stutter because my body was born like this.
    Random0Random Random0Random
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2014

    Those times when you stutter

    so badly. Your friends finish your sentence. :(
    TickTockTickTock TickTockTickTock
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    Dear Stutter, I will defeat you,

    I will crash you, I will tea bag you. If that ever happens!
    MrIndeed MrIndeed
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    It's not very noticeable

    and it doesn't happen all the time. My mouth tends to run before my thoughts even formulate correctly so it leaves me stuttering to properly form a sentence, but it only happens occasionally. Mostly when I'm taken from my daydream, don't know what to say or extremely nervous or...
    BlurredBeyondTheStarsx BlurredBeyondTheStarsx
    70+
    1 Response Jan 10, 2014

    Im a 20 yr old stutter been stuttering

    for six years now and i feel like its just too much on my life ive been depressed, severe anxiety due to the feeling of embarrasment because of my stutter. I have a pretty severe stutter since it takes me like 20 - 25 seconds to utter a sentence. And the wierd thing is my...
    xmentogo xmentogo
    18-21, M
    Aug 1, 2015

    no-one understands like a stutterer does.

    telling us to "slow down" or "take our time" is annoying and we're sick of trying to explain the concept. finishing our sentences is degrading and pausing the show you're watching and saying "there I paused it so that you can speak clearer" is the rudest thing I've ever heard of...
    PorkythePig PorkythePig
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    My last class of the day is English Class.

    Only 49 more minutes until I have to go home. Should be easy, right? Well, it's more complicated than that. This teacher in particular, wants everybody to have an equal amount of participation. Especially orally. So, whenever we start a new vocabulary unit-around every 2 weeks...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    I took speach therapy

    when you was younger. It definitely helped but it's still pretty bad. People, mostly people at school and my cousins, call me "retarded." My stutter doesn't make me retarded, like how can anyone have the nerve to say that. I can't really help it. My bad that my stutter annoys...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 30, 2015

    i mean its not a terrible stutter

    but every 3 minuets or so i stutter over a few words. and im grateful that ny freinds dont say anything. they just go on like nothing happend
    Natrista Natrista
    16-17, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    I think stuttering has held me back to an

    extent. I haven't found a girlfriend because I stutter.
    Roger773 Roger773
    41-45, M
    May 20, 2015

    I Stutter In All Four Languages, Holy Hell.

    I stutter. Still. Everyone secretly hoped I'd grow out of it, and I did grow out of the very worst - I still remember that interminable J of "January" in year 2 - I must have been 7. The teacher got tired of waiting for me to answer the question - since I was still...
    rainbowchristmaslights rainbowchristmaslights
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2008

    I went to a job interview

    and I couldn't even speak it was bad. The woman said its okay calm down buddy. I felt so stupid. But the time the greeting was over she said... Looks like you got your self a stutter now don't you? And I nodded. Never felt this bad about something before.
    Oakley1224 Oakley1224
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 22

    It's really hard to make new friends

    and be involved in anything. I often avoid social gatherings or events if i feel like i might need to talk. I stutter my name a lot, and i feel like such an idiot when someone asks my name and i take 15 seconds to say it. It's really hard to try to accept my stutter. I feel like...
    theheartwantswhatitwants theheartwantswhatitwants
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    I hate looking for a job

    because my stuttering gets in the way. I have the mind set for lots and lots of jobs but i always end up running because i stutter. its not severe its VERY situational. numbers and reading out loud are very hard for me and makes people think i am stupid. but i am very smart i...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 27, 2015

    Because I'm usually nervous

    as hell when I'm speaking to someone. Unfortunately.
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 20

    A young boy across from me in Cafe Nero is

    struggling to talk to his friends because of a bad stammer. Can't help but remember how I could speak as a child. It got easier....wanna tell him this, but can't.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 10

    I Stutter Too

    Hey I'm 25, female and I've had a speech impediment since I was around ten years old. Went to speech therapy for a while, and then just lived with it. It became a bit better as I grew, and now it's more of a pronunciation problem where certain sounds don't come out or I get...
    faerie47 faerie47
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 19, 2013

    So, I'm 16 and a boy

    and every time I open my mouth.. It never comes out its like my voice isn't even there anymore. I think I have forgotten what I sound like.. I have talked to anyone since I was in 8th grade cause I got bullied really bad to the point where self harm would get involved, stutter...
    Oakley1224 Oakley1224
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jan 17

    so this speech teacher emailed me today

    that she will start picking me up from my school and idk I just feel upset for some reason, she thought that I didn't like getting picked up from my previous one which I actually did. like can't you guys see I need the help and 45 mins a week won't do anything. But ugh it will...
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015
    Promisesarebullshit Promisesarebullshit
    16-17, F
    Mar 13, 2014

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