What's the deal with people wanting to hug or be very close to me?? NOOOOO I don't invade your space!!
These last few months I've noticed I'm getting a bit put out if people touch me, the last few weeks I've been actively avoiding ALL direct physical contact unless its on MY terms, when I choose!
My close relative insists on hugging me TIGHT every week when I see them and every week I tell myself next time I'll say something, but it doesn't feel that straight forward and so I never do.
I don't want to upset this person but its getting too much now, its making me anxious before they even get here, I'm dreading the visit every single week...
What do I say?
Is this normal?
Do any of you feel like physical contact is a big no-no?