Yeah, I do this a lot. It's like I go into panic mode, just like you said, even sometimes with something as simple as "How was your weekend". I think the panic I get & the total inability to respond at all, until I just blurt something out that hopefully makes sense...I'm thinking that probably has a lot to do with my stuttering sometimes also. Strange because I didn't used to be this way. MY SA got really gradually more & more severe over the last 10 years. I didn't used to stutter, I mean, never. It's frustrating, because, for me at least, the more I try to avoid it, the worse it seems to get.
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Your girlfriend's silence might be her loudest scream.
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