by Bimpe Aliu
I have made it a habit to be okay with knowing that some people can’t understand.
That’s not because I’m not saying it enough, not because I haven’t repeated this sentence more than four times.
But because when I stutter, as I have every time I talk since primary school, and realise the other person isn’t patient enough to listen, I know I can’t help the person understand.
This little understanding has saved me lots of stress. I only bother explaining to those who are interested and patient to understand.
I don’t know if it’s the best way to cope, but it has helped me a lot.
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