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Where does our support come from?

Posted on: July 9th, 2011 by Norm McEwen No Comments

All too often we give thanks to our speech path, our fellow PWS (people who stutter), and our close friends for their patience and support; this includes before, during and after therapy.

Unfortunately, we usually forget to include those closest to us, our partners, other members of our immediate and extended families, and even our pets. 

Our partners are there 24/7, giving us encouragement and reminders, sometimes to the point of exhaustion and frustration, that we aren’t using our skills.  We’re ready to thank everyone else, but our families are often over-looked.  They have been there sharing our pain before therapy, having the patience trying to learn what we are learning through therapy,  and trying to get us to do what we should be doing after therapy.  (more…)