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Spence44

506d

I hate talking sometimes, I don’t know if it’s the gender dysphoria or anxiety or whatever else but talking is just so draining sometimes. I wish I could just express myself without talking but I know everyone around me would judge that. Anyone else feel this way ?

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    • GlutenFreeGirlie

      498d

      Hi! I have anxiety and Autism and I know talking can feel absolutely impossible sometimes. I am learning sign language and I like to use art, writing and non verbal communications like nodding or head shaking. Sometimes I use music too. ❤️

    • GlutenFreeGirlie

      498d

      Hi! I have anxiety and Autism and I know talking can feel absolutely impossible sometimes. I am learning sign language and I like to use art, writing and non verbal communications like nodding or head shaking. Sometimes I use music too. ❤️

    • Emo_Enby_99

      499d

      I'm autistic and sometimes I'm non-verbal. I use an app called spoken to help me communicate with the people around me

      • Spence44

        498d

        @Emo_Enby_99 thank you! I just downloaded that it sounds like it could help

    • Thixo

      499d

      I feel that way often, not the exact same but I tried being selectively mute for a while. It didn't go great but I can't give better advice

    • BeeOy

      501d

      this sounds incredibly relatable to me, although it may not be the same issue. sometimes, talking is so draining, it’s so much effort to try and make sense to other people, while not embarrassing myself somehow at the same time. and sometimes i just feel tired deep inside, i feel like i could never speak again. a lot of my peers assume i am being rude or an upset with them, so i am forced to make small talk. it’s so tiring.

    • Eren2273

      506d

      I feel that way too, especially when anxious or overwhelmed.

    • Ribzby

      506d

      I used to struggle with this as well. Using a notebook and writing down what you need to say helps so much. It gives you time to think about what you are going to say and you can erase anything you want at any point. I’ve gotten better at not using my notebook as much but I 100% recommend it :)

    • Gwen71

      506d

      Maybe start writing in a journal. It helps me🙏

    • SalineTurnip

      506d

      I'm autistic and writing is my preferred method of communication (including text messages, etc). Talking and listening to others talk is extremely draining. With written communication, I can take in a little at a time if I need to and respond when I'm ready. I also feel that I can't really express myself verbally the way I can if I'm writing out my thoughts. (For example, I would never be able to say all this to you in person, and when I talk to my therapist I have to write down everything I'm going to say or else I won't say anything.) I would definitely talk to or otherwise communicate with the people in your life that your social anxiety or other issues make it difficult for you to hold conversations and you would rather communicate by other means.

    • EntropyMill

      506d

      Yeah i particularly feel this when I'm really dissociated, from having hit autistic shutdown or other trauma reponse. I have to text anytime I want to communicate about feelings

    • Neverlandgirl

      506d

      I'm not sure if mine is exactly Iike yours but sometimes I just don't feel like talking, it's draining and too much effort. With my family i reply nonverbally with headshakes and stuff like that. But I can't do that in public settings and I haven't figured out anything for public settings though

    • Satans_lil_devil

      506d

      One of the reasons I started learning sign language is very similar to this. My anxiety attacks get so bad it feels like my jaw is wired shut. I did have to teach it to my bf tho to understand me but it has helped

      • Spence44

        506d

        @Satans_lil_devil I started learning a few years ago, so maybe I’ll try again, thank you

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