Some thoughts on the Fear of Touch I have been talking about. I have a sister-in-law that I can talk with and she will listen and give what ever opinion when I need it. I explained how I had a real fear of being touched until my early 20's. That recently I have come to feel that the feeling of touching is more like the fear of invading another's space until I know it is OK to touch them. She explained that many people have that problem and that she has it, but to her it was more a fear of being rejected. In the discussion she talked about people with a fear of touching door knobs because they had been touched by others. Then we discussed Donald Thrump. He does not shake hands for the fear of germs. Hand shaking is a very common thing among business people. We wonder how he would have handled that if he had run for President. A lot of hand shaking during the process of campaigning. So maybe my fear is not so bad. I am determined I will get over it. I just can not reach out to some one for a hand shake, but no problem shaking there hand when they extend there hand out to me. I guess that gives me permission to touch them. To cuddle, hug or kiss is the same way. Once the other person touches me in that way I can then respond with them in the same way. Strange I know, but that is how it is. I do sense in SL that writing all this has caused some to sort of back away from friendship with me which if OK for I can understand the confusion I have caused. Over time that should resolve its self. Now that I have said this mush I must complete these thoughts for I always finish a project that I start.
Have a great SL and RL.