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My social phobia causes me to stutter. I have hardly no friends and have been told by someone at work that I am socially inapt. I am 41 years old and have had nothing good come from this. I have done a lot of research on social phobia but nothing really helps. Talking on the phone in front of others is absolute hell for me,because my stutter becomes constant and I feel those around me are laughing at me when I leave the room.
I have been through 2 marriages and now wonder if its all because of my social phobia. I know that its difficult for those close to you to understand what youre going through, but socialising is very,very difficult and I prefer to be around people who are close to me like family, obviously feel relaxed around them.
I have also had to turn down well paying jobs because of the numerous meetings which I would have to attend, which really spikes the anxiety.
I often feel that people think Im dumb because I dont comment in discussions. Its not that I dont want to but I become anxious and feel that I will stutter, which causes me to stay silent.
When I speak one to one with no one else around I dont stutter.
Can anyone help with this problem ?
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