Son paralyzed by the telephone.
Remember when all we wanted to do was talk on the phone? Oh, what a difference a generation makes. My young adult son is completely terrified about talking on the phone. It's not a matter of stumbling or feeling awkward but of being struck nearly mute. He wants to find an apartment but cannot bring himself to pick up the phone and call. Has anyone else ever confronted this? What did you do? Can anyone in this smart and connected community recommend specific therapy, a book, a program? He tells me that role playing doesn't work because he's always conscious that mom is the one playing the stranger. Anything?
Nothing but crickets