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I Stutter

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 553 People

    You never know if the person you meet will

    recognize your stutter-That scares the heck out of me. I'm a covert stutterer, meaning that I don't stutter as bad but I hide it well enough so that people don't recognize it... Stutterers can relate-We are a human thesaurus. I can go to the extent of switching out words to...
    onlyhumann onlyhumann 18-21 2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    Promisesarebullshit Promisesarebullshit 16-17, F Mar 13, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    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...
    biancaaadaisy biancaaadaisy 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    I have had a stutter since

    as long as I remember. I've never met anyone with a stutter so I feel alone. No one every understands me so I try my hardest to hide it from everyone.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    Hey, if anyone stutter's you can kik me,

    my ID is Logitechb. I've never really met anyone that stutters, so if you just wanna talk and stuff, i'm down. M from USA as well.
    logitechb logitechb 22-25, M Dec 10, 2014

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    My life isn't bad. But the thought just kills

    me that if I didn't have my stutter. My life would basically be stress free.
    robstown44 robstown44 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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    Today was the first time I heard myself stammer

    after 5 years of hiding and avoiding it! Amazing! 6/11/14 will not be forgetten, even though it was a sh*tty day.
    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M Nov 6, 2014

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    Dear Stutter, I will defeat you,

    I will crash you, I will tea bag you. If that ever happens!
    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M Oct 26, 2014

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    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

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    Being Misjudged

    My stuttering probably started in primary school, when a nasty rumor spread about me, and my quiet school life become hell. After that I rarely talked in front of others, and when I did, I often stuttered. So I avoided those situations as plague, and I still do. It's not the...
    patrickgalloway patrickgalloway 22-25, M Oct 8, 2011

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    Why Do I Stutter

    when i meet new people they never now if I stutter if i get excited or upset  I stutter its embarrassing at times .
    carmel172 carmel172 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Hello, my name is Robert.

    I am currently 17 years of age. I've been stuttering probably since I was around 5 or 6. Never really thought of it as a problem until I got to middle school. That's when people really started mocking me for it. When I got to high school the stuttering sort of eased down a lot...
    robstown44 robstown44 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I hate meeting somebody

    and stuttering and thinking that they must think that I'm retarded or something. I don't want to ever face them again.
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M Mar 1

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    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

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    It's getting worse. :/ Today I spent 3 minutes

    trying to say two short sentences explaining how you you order a pay per view movie. ._. I've already been over-simplifying my responses for the last 4 years, sometimes I give people the impression that I'm just incredibly stupid and aren't capable of saying anything more...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 3 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    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

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    I have stutter when I has born I was born with

    a 50% hearing lose. Some how it was fixed in school being made fun of it in school cause it being called a the R word. Going up to girl to ask for her number not knowing how she react. I tend not to talk a lot cause of it. I don't even talk loud enough for people to understand...
    Greekguy79 Greekguy79 31-35, M Feb 4

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    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

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    My stuttering has been getting better.

    One thing I notice is as my stutter gets better, all aspects of my life seem to become better.
    robstown44 robstown44 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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    I Stuttered my whole life.

    Went through a dark period where I abused alcohol to drown out my stuttering and feelings towards it. I've gotten better through the years but battle with this flaw everyday
    belleria1 belleria1 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I stutter but then recover the irony is,

    sometimes I'm smooth like butter social anxiety, sometimes I drown under stage fright even without a stage I shudder butterflies flutter make me mutter why I wonder just another day another conversation uttered make me want to run for cover
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    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...
    coffeedrinker89 coffeedrinker89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I Stutter

    All through my life I have been terrified of anything that required any social interaction. When I was a child I was scared to say “here” as my teachers read out names from the attendance sheet. What bothers me is that even now in my early twenties I am still terrified of...
    XeonTi XeonTi 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2011

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    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

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    It's not very noticeable

    but when I'm high it's 10xs worse!
    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 Mar 29, 2014

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    I have never met anyone

    who stutters except for my dad it would be cool to get to know people who are going through the same things and maybe share similar experiences I'm a college sophmore..21 years old!
    omardumeto omardumeto 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    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

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    For as long as I can remember I have had a

    stutter. Throughout the years it has become more apparent. Once I hit sixth grade I started getting teased about it. I tried, and still try to laugh it off but it bites. I often act like I forgot what I was saying, switch around words, or stop talking when I get frustrated. It...
    RondaMG RondaMG 16-17, F Oct 12, 2014

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    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

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    it's embarrassing, I stutter

    but it's only really bad when I'm nervous(I have anxiety so), speaking really fast/excited and on most words that begin with a vowel(only recently realised this). I don't even stutter on my name it's just a block of no breath. it's Anisa but I have to "ImNisa" or I can't say it...
    chanelondon chanelondon 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    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

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    Y-y-yes, I Do.

    It never used to be a problem, but in the past few years, I've definitely noticed a distinct stutter going on. First off, it shocks me because I read words fine and articulate them fine in my head but when it comes to actual speech, it's a whole different story. I can't say some...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 3 Responses May 21, 2010

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    Pretty Confused

    This is long, but hopefully it might mean something to someone out there. Perhaps you might feel similarly; perhaps some aspect of my experience may be echoed by your own; perhaps you'll learn something? I never know what I'm thinking, and I never know how I feel. I'm not even...
    caddisfly9 caddisfly9 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    Hate the fact that people

    who don't stutter think they can relate and that it's easy to speak fluently. People have no patience to listen.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2014

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    I filed a charge with the EEOCand the feds are

    taking my case! I am 53 and like most of us it started when I was 5 or 6. School was hell like it is for most if not all of us. I had a 5th grade English teacher who said "Come on, I know you know how to read." Ouch! I did not finish college because everytime I had to...
    Josephine2011 Josephine2011 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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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

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    Scared to speak.

    I'm thirteen and I've been stuttering ever since I can remember. My mum can't afford speech therapy for me, so I am left miserable. I get bullyed for it too. It brings my self confidence down. I have so much trouble trying to speak, yet alone breathe. I avoid doing speeches in...
    justateenager1 justateenager1 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    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

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    I thought I'd share this.

    I thought it to be such a beautiful video - the way she is so open, and (I think) inspiring. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9MegHiL93B0
    tungsten4 tungsten4 31-35, M Jul 31, 2014

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    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

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    Someday I Will Talk to a Stranger "Courage is

    not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon, Author, No Peaceful Warriors! I will never forget those days in elementary school when the teacher would go row by row, asking each student to read a...
    BradBL BradBL 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    I Wasn't Born With It That's For Sure.

    So I noticed quite a few years ago, I would have to say at about 15 I started stutter over some words. The older I get the worse it gets. I will get stuck on the beginning of a word and have to repeat it about 3 to 4 times before it comes out, or pause all together and start over...
    walnutprincess85 walnutprincess85 26-30, F Dec 25, 2011

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    First day of senior year tomorrow!

    Im taking a speech class this year, very confident I'll be able to control my stuttering. Never really had a problem with presenting or reading out loud. I only do when I over think and lack confidence. Any advice?
    robstown44 robstown44 18-21, M Aug 25, 2014

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    Those times when you stutter

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

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    I have stuttered all my life

    and it was particularly bad during my teenage years, I had speech therapy and learned to speak without stuttering to some degree. It still happens when I'm around people I don't know or when I'm tired or stressed. It has been getting worse as I get older and I find myself...
    RitJaCa RitJaCa 51-55, F 11 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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