How many days in a row do you usually go without speaking a word?

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itsromz

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Jun 10, 2020
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today i think i only spoke to the cashier at the local shop ,it was brief, he asked me if i wanted a bag for my cigarettes & bottle of coke, i replied "no thank you..."

otherwise i have been typing a lot to people on the internet haha ...most days are like this now that i think about it ..
 
enjolras

enjolras

Saw the angel shine through the jellyfish
Feb 13, 2020
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I could really go for weeks without saying a word if I didn't need to buy groceries and accept the occasional phone call with some family members that are almost as lonely... and to not worry them.
Oh, we’re pals. My degree of silence is often



Sometimes, it‘s emotionally draining, other times it’s a crave, alternating.
Outside, wish peeps could turn their tongue 7 times in their mouth before breaking it, making it worthwhile. The closed loop headphones, noise canceling, are a blessing when it comes to banning the ambiant cacophony, and float walking in air, separated from the crowd.
 
mediocre

mediocre

stuck in an alternative universe
Nov 9, 2019
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Usually a few a days and when I do finally speak it’s usually only a few words. I’ve been like this since I was 12 so my voice is very underdeveloped and very hoarse:/
 
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pete_x

Good god, let's eat !
May 10, 2020
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No , my depression had gotten so bad my neighbors at the time were actually helping me out and looking out for me.
At the time i was living in a transient hotel and had managed to organize a communal situation where anyone who put in to the pot got to eat first,
then we hooked up those who didn't. it didn't last more than a year but it was nice while it did. This was back when i was 24.

My life now keeps me from falling that far.
 
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Lunarhour

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May 15, 2020
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No , my depression had gotten so bad my neighbors at the time were actually helping me out and looking out for me.
At the time i was living in a transient hotel and had managed to organize a communal situation where anyone who put in to the pot got to eat first,
then we hooked up those who didn't. it didn't last more than a year but it was nice while it did. This was back when i was 24.

My life now keeps me from falling that far.
I'm sorry your in pain pete_x and i'm glad your here sharing your thoughts with us atleast. So im guessing the neighbors just left your food at the door for you to pick it up later. Man, you must have been in your room those whole three months.
 
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pete_x

Good god, let's eat !
May 10, 2020
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Thank you. Yes, i eventually ended up in the hospital again. My neighbors tried to get me to get up and moving but i couldn't. Being largely strangers
i was blown away. I don't want to go into the whole faith in humanity thing but in that time, yeah.
 
coeur.brisé

coeur.brisé

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Jun 4, 2020
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Aside from the cashier at the grocery store once a week, I don't speak at all. For over two months now. Fun times...
 
terry_a_davis

terry_a_davis

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Dec 28, 2019
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0, but going a long time without human contact irl is the fate that awaits me once my close family dies, i hate the thought of it and it will be my reason to ctb.
 
Underscore

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It unfortunately appear to be part of my OCD. I have a very distinct way I talk to myself. I've seen my brother, sister and mum doing it to when they thought no-one was watching.
 
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KibblesNBits

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May 30, 2020
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I don't live alone so a full day at most. If I could, however, I'd live alone in a place far far away where I'd never have to speak to anyone again.
 
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lostangel

lostangel

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Mar 22, 2019
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Days with speaking 0 words. I don't think I have done that. But the majority of my days my words are limited because of my loneliness. So it's a very low number.
 
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pete_x

Good god, let's eat !
May 10, 2020
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I don't live alone so a full day at most. If I could, however, I'd live alone in a place far far away where I'd never have to speak to anyone again.
I hear you, if i had this option available i wouldn't have found my here.
 
AngelGirl

AngelGirl

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May 18, 2019
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I thought I rarely speak, but I would say mostly 0 for me as well. I used to go outside to buy coffee everyday, so I speak when I have to order something. I say “Hi” to security guards although I would not have small talks with them. And now that I live with my parents, my dad asks me if I ate already, I say yes or no. If I didn’t eat already, my dad asks me what do I want to eat. I say I don’t know. I think I don’t speak a lot but I think rarely go without speaking for more than a day.

It’s difficult for me to speak with other people, since I feel that I don’t know how to talk to people and I’m scared of having conversations with other people. Because I feel that I don’t know how to talk something bad is going to happen to me. Like embarrassing myself or unintentionally saying something that will make the other person hate me. By talking to someone I feel that I’m putting so many things at risk, so I often choose not to.
 
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DumbBoi

DumbBoi

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May 30, 2020
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Weeks honestly, I never really learned how to talk, it was mostly just the bare minimum so as far irl social activity goes I now have no reason to even really start learning and no place or time to test it ou
It just text for me, and even my lack of experience carries over to text but atleast there I have moments to compose myself
deadass wouldnt be coherent if I didnt have a moment to look over what im saying and correct it
 
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Joxalldaita

Ender of all
Jun 12, 2020
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I'm almost selectively mute even in social settings. I have no idea how to start or join a conversation and if there are more than two participants, I politely take the backseat. I prefer isolation. There's no stress from awkward silence when there are no expectations from other individuals.
 
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Chiyuki99

Chiyuki99

a nightmare dressed like a daydream
May 28, 2019
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Less than a day. I work in a restaurant from Monday to Saturday and on Sundays I'm usually with my friends or my boyfriend.
 
foreverlikethestars

foreverlikethestars

And this will be ours,
Jun 23, 2020
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I could go weeks without saying a single word while in high school. the only people i verbally talk to now are my parents when they need things from me
 
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