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Embraced me like an iron maiden.

by Wench on January 26, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I don't know if this happens to other people, or at least hoping that I'm not the only one.

I like hugs, amongst people I feel comfortable with. But when I'm hugged for too long or too tightly, I begin to feel extremely panicked. I like snuggling but if I feel like I'm unable to move part of my body, I suddenly very urgently feel like I need to get away. I don't know what it's all about, but I really cannot handle being hugged without the ability to move. Even when we go to sleep, I can't have my husband's arm over mine.

Just one more reason why I'm off my rocker, I suppose.


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