Dating someone with a stutter
Not only did it help me be more comfortable with stuttering, but I also made some incredible friendships.
'Because my name is Welsh and quite unique, people would ask me to repeat it which would really set the panic in to the point where I couldn't move.
It’s always been frustrating, but more so now for some reason.
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Things rarely extend beyond a 1-3 word answer in our “conversations,” because he is fine with those. Whenever we IM or text it’s like he’s a totally different person.
Links: Return guest SARA MACINTYRE joins CARYN HERRING, ROISIN MCMANUS, and JOEL KORTE (the “Stuttertalk B Team”) to discuss online dating and stuttering. Be sure and check out Sara’s recently published chapter titled in Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom.
They discuss how best to advertise your stuttering while on a date, people’s reactions to stuttering, gender roles and stuttering, and much more. Sara Mac Intyre is a person who stutters and a graduate student studying Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh.
I just clenched my eyes and tried to get my name out.
He's teamed up with Fixers, a charity which helps young people campaign on any issue that matters to them, to make a documentary showing his incredible transformation in a bid to inspire others to overcome speech impediments.