Are you a person that values physical affection from your partner?
Are you comfortable being affectionate with your partner?
Are you receptive to their affection?
What do you like or not like about affection within relationships, that is not expressly sexual in nature?
- I love it.
- I hate it.
- I don’t care either way.
- I want it but I have difficulty expressing and or being receptive to it.
Most Helpful Guys
The problem is, I'm ex-military, with PTSD. So while she can lay on me like a blanket at home, PDAs that restrict my mobility or arms are right out once we pass the front door.
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Hugs have been an entire part of my youth because in my family, we were very bonded and cared for each other. This included hugs from parents and siblings. Those gestures meant "I love you and I care for you".
I have absolutely no shame or feel discomfort to show my emotions to those people I care for. Those emotions include hugs and kisses.
Those who have never been hugged because they did not mean something for somebody have been missing a lot. They have missed what it is to be loved for what they are, they are missing how good it feels when you are hugged because you are sad/depressed/in tears or happy.
I would go as far as to say that people who have seldom been hugged or are afraid to show emotions, even in public, are missing out a lot.
People are not judged on how much love and care they give and receive, but on how indifferent to emotions they are. Men cry and I salute every single man that has the courage to cry in public for something that moves him. To me, a crying man is a real man.
The same applies to hugs. A person that hugs others in private or public cannot be a bad person.
Def. love them... I love to give them out for free to my students... some thats all they needed at sometimes.
I remember my mom hugging me a lot when I was a child.
We grow up to be healthy emotionally when we recieved hugs/affections from our care takers when young, as infants through out young adualcent years...
Throughout this time, if a child goes through some kind of trauma, he/she will withdraw/shut down/fear from affection if not corrected.
I remember one of my fifth graders, she was defiant, turned cold, turned away when trying to understand her... slowly, i learned something about her childhood...
i slowy, gave her hugs... by the end of the school year, she would hug me, but still a bit stiff...
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