I hate, despise and loath light touch or people I don’t know really really well touching me.
Here’s an example. A relative will be talking and will touch me on my right arm. They know I don’t like it but they get caught up in the conversation and do it without thinking. Now I’ve learnt to be touched in instances like this when I’m talking with my boyfriend. That’s okay. But with anyone else it’s just not.
If someone touches me on one arm I usually have to touch myself on the other to replicate the feeling on both sides of my body symmetrically.
I am okay with my boyfriend touching me as I have built up trust with him but I still sometimes flinch if he touches me and I’m not looking or aware!
I’m about to start looking for anew weighted blanket as mine is old and not very nice. Weighted blankets have come a long way since I first got mine. They now come on washable fabrics which is super useful and come in bigger adult sizes. I used to sleep with mine every night on top of my duvet, the deep pressure really helped me when it came to calming down and I would wrap it round me sometimes if I needed the deep pressure after a meltdown or a light touch incident.
Anybody else hate light touch? How do you deal with it?
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