• Seth replied to the topic Adults Living with SM in the forum General 1 year, 10 months ago

    I did have a fear of getting in trouble too. Also, I grew up in a religious household, so I was scared of committing a sin or that God would punish me. Most of the time they were inane things, but sometimes serious haha. When I realized that nothing bad would happen if I misbehaved, I started to do it more and more because I liked the freedom I…[Read more]

  • Seth replied to the topic Feel out of my depths in the forum Parents 3 years ago

    It is great that you are trying to get some help. Remember it is not your responsibility to change him or even to make him like you. All you can do is be there if/when he is ready to open up. If I were in your situation, I would just try to feel comfortable without having to talk or ask questions. Since you’re just trying to build a relationship,…[Read more]

  • Seth replied to the topic 17 and SM in the forum Introductions 3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi Cam, welcome to the website.

    I think that is cool that you know sign language, and it is smart that you use the whiteboard.

    So you were okay from age 7 to now? I am curious, did something change to bring on the SM so suddenly?


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  • Seth replied to the topic So hey everyone in the forum Introductions 3 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Summer =]

    Thanks for sharing your story. I remember being seventeen. That was a tough time for me because of high school, sm and general teenager-y stuff, haha. I don’t know anyone else who is homeschooled. What are you planning on after graduating?


  • Seth replied to the topic 22 years old SM in the forum Introductions 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Iann. It is a good step forward to finally find out what you are dealing with. We would be happy to listen to your long story if you would like to share it. =]

  • Seth replied to the topic 22 years old SM in the forum Introductions 3 years, 8 months ago

    Do you have to talk a lot in college? Just speaking from my experience, I could probably get by at college without talking at all. There’s less expectation to, unless you are taking a class that makes you do a lot of presentations and stuff.

  • Seth replied to the topic 22 years old SM in the forum Introductions 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Mostafa. Glad to see you here =]

    I also didn’t talk in school starting in preschool, all the way up to 11th grade. Have you ever tried getting some outside help?


  • It sounds like he is familiar with that environment around cars and the shooting range. There may be something there as far as him being more likely to talk. If there is ever something he wants to ask them, you can help him to form the question and write it out or practice first. That way he is more comfortable with the idea and with himself. It…[Read more]

  • Hi concernedmom,

    Is there anything your son is interested in like a sport or a hobby? For example you could use what he already likes as a springboard to encourage him to join a club or a group. There are websites like meetup.com that has a lot of different things to do.

    When he was seeing the psychologist, did you ever go in with him? I think…[Read more]

  • Seth replied to the topic Recovery or no? in the forum Introductions 4 years, 4 months ago

    Wow, I remember when I was 15. High school was very tough, especially if you were slightly different in any way. I think it will be very easy for you to just sit quietly in your comfort zone. But it will also be very hard to know that you could be doing better.

    Just because people talk to each other doesn’t mean they are creating drama. You can…[Read more]

  • Seth replied to the topic I beat SM in the forum Introductions 4 years, 4 months ago

    Congratulations on beating it! =]

    That is great. I have no trouble speaking in public, but also still have some anxiety left over. The fight continues. I hope you can make even more progress in the future to get rid of that anxiety that is left over.

  • Seth replied to the topic Disabilities. in the forum General 4 years, 5 months ago


    I think this is a great idea. I live too far away to get involved directly though =[

  • Wow, congratulations on getting off the medicine! =]

    I am glad high school is pretty normal for you. I had a tough time with not being able to talk and even just normal things like college and questions about life – that was all happening in my senior year. I think yes SM does stay with you. I would say for 95% of the people I have met or heard…[Read more]

  • Seth replied to the topic I feel broken in the forum General 5 years, 1 month ago

    I think you are taking a very big step to realize this about yourself. I’d also describe myself as somewhat of a chronic people-pleaser. Part of the reason why I quit my job as a bartender a few months ago was because of that. The job involved making drinks for all the waiters/waitresses, serving drinks and food to bar customers, and most of all…[Read more]

  • Hi Angelique,

    That’s such a horrible situation you are in =[

    I know it must seem hopeless, but the only thing you can do is to keep trying. No matter what profession they are in, nobody should treat you without respect. Understanding and patience must be a prerequisite for being an SM professional, especially. Maybe you could try looking for a…[Read more]

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