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Does anyone else have a problem mumbling sometimes? I know I do.

Speech skills have never been a strong point for me. I didn’t speak any words at all until I was three years old. And why should I? I had an older sister who answered everything for me and told mom and dad exactly what I needed or what I was thinking. When I finally did start talking, I spoke in complete sentences.

My family will tell you I’ve been a mumbler my entire life. I think it really got bad in my early teen years, though, when I was viciously bullied.

But now, I can’t seem to shake it. When I really concentrate (like when I’m publicly speaking, or speaking to a group of employees), I can overcome it. If I don’t directly focus on it, my lips don’t seem to enjoy moving at all.

While most of the time it’s not too big a deal, I am a little worried that I’ll say something like “pass the salt” and it will be heard as “have my baby, you naughty hotty you”. Of course, I could blame any stupid thing I say on the mumbling, always declaring that I was simply misheard and misunderstood.

Does anybody have some good advice on overcoming mumbling? I think I’m going to go see a speech therapist and work on it. Surely it’s something that can be overcome permanently.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!