Shy hugger

I have never enjoyed being hugged due to childhood trust issues that I won't get into. Everyone is excited about hugging people again now that covid restrictions are being lifted. Not looking forward to this. I was kind of able to get into the spirit of hugging before covid, but now, can't imagine doing it again except with a few people I'm close to. Please be patient with us shy huggers when things go back to normal.

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Just say no

Jul 7, 2021 at 10:57pm

I'm the same - really don't like people touching me unless I'm really comfortable with them. I don't even like over-emotional conversation. Makes me want to run a mile. I'm just clear up-front - I don't like hugging. I'm on the spectrum, so I'll tell them that if necessary.

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Anonymous

Jul 8, 2021 at 8:56am

Where are all these people forcing hugs on people ? Maybe it is different for women, but I haven't had a hug for six years and don't anticipate anyone offering me one anytime soon.

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Another one

Jul 8, 2021 at 9:15am

I so get it. That was one of my first thoughts, oh no, we'll all be back to hugging. I'm not opposed with certain people I'm really close to, I just tolerate it. But no, I'm no hugger by nature. Body space crusher trap with unpleasant odours.

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Anonymous

Jul 8, 2021 at 2:22pm

This is a good opportunity for you to state and enforce your boundaries. You should not have hugs forced on you if you don't want them.

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Same

Jul 13, 2021 at 12:56am

When someone says “let’s hug it out”, I’ve honestly responded “let’s not”.

Also.. I’m not mad if the handshake disappears thanks to covid too.

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