I was mortified to stutter and tried constantly to avoid it.
I substituted words, made bizarre facial expressions — anything to prevent stuttering. How could I establish a real relationship if I spent every moment afraid to speak?
When I met my college boyfriend, I was struck by his eloquence, his friendliness, his brains. That’s how we ended up in his dorm room, schoolbooks stacked around us, and me — stuttering, crying — spilling insecurities generally reserved only for my journal.
Nevertheless, they are alone and probably very lonely.Depending on how the other party reacts this can be quite an awkward occasion and unfortunately that very fact, along with the relatively high steaks, mean that if you do stutter you are very likely to at this point.This means that the first date can be even more terrifying if you have a stutter, but the problem also goes deeper than that.She competes in Ironman competitions, is a bronze All-World Athlete, and an ultra-marathoner. Fuller will be speaking on a panel this summer at the 20th Annual Conference, a day of workshops by and for people who stutter held on Sunday May 28th, 2017 in Manhattan.Topics include the joy of re-discovering community, what we can take away from the “stuttering moment”, the importance of creating space for people who stutter to explore and define their own stories, and envisioning where the stuttering community may be in the year 2050.In this section, I will offer my own observations about stuttering therapy, support group, stuttering and dating.