What is so WRONG with stuttering!?

@wirnen (67)
South Africa
April 18, 2009 3:46pm CST
I've been stuttering my whole life and stil I am so obsessed with it and I'm always afraid to say something. How can I stop obsessing and help myself and others?
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@cream97 (29164)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Hi, wirnen! I am sorry about your stuttering. Do you tend to be nervous and anxious a lot? You may need to see a Speech Therapist. They can help you speak correctly. My uncle got hurt in the service almost 35 to 40 years ago. And he has been stuttering since then. He still does it now. I can't remember what kind of accident that he was in to be stuttering like he is. Don't be afraid to say something. Just take a deep breath and relax. Practice saying words and sentences. This could help you in the long run.
@wirnen (67)
• South Africa
18 Apr 09
hey thanks for the advise and yes I do tend to get nervous. But thanks anyway.
@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 09
I talk very fast and often get complaint that I am being too anxious. The problem is, I am not and been like that since I was born. It's not something that I made up and they are rude to say something like that. I think no one has right to say anything about that to me, so I just ignore them. I think you should think the same too. If you don't want to change and keep stuttering, just do it!
@signum (547)
• Australia
18 Apr 09
Wirnen, seriously, don't worry about it. My sister's boyfriend stutters a lot, but he is a confident person and doesn't care what others think, and because of that attitude, none of us really care that he stutters. We love talking to him because he is an interesting person, and a stutter here and there makes no difference to us. Don't let it bother you, a lot of people have stuttering problems but are fine to talk to others etc. Just try not to think about it and try not to get so nervous, and if you stutter, oh well...we're all only human and all have our flaws right?