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Old 09-07-2010, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TruckerPete View Post
No, that's helpful in itself, to not feel like a freak!

Does it become more ... natural? It felt so wrong this morning. I mean, I knew he would feel the hug in the same way that I felt the thank you, but it felt like I was being manipulative or something.

Quite frankly, it's a big old trigger for a couple of painful things from my past.

*sigh* More self work ...

It does get easier. My personal space boundary used to be about 3 miles across, but I'm getting better. I've really worked on making this smaller and being more physical (not with everyone, I'm happy with a generous personal space boundary for everyone except a trusted few) with my partner. And...it gets easier. I now find it comes naturally most of the time, and I enjoy it more too

I've been through some sh*t myself (I'm not funny about personal space for nothing!) so if you want to chat/hear my experiences just ask
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