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Or, did they just assume you knew you were loved, and didn't try to support you with physical affection?
contrast55 contrast55 51-55 31 Answers Feb 14, 2010

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No and no, my parents were cold and distant on their best days, abusive on their worst. I learned to love and be loved from others.

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I grew up with my mother... if I had lived with my father, my life would have been much happier<br />
and much safer<br />
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I would have loved to have been hugged

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No hugs, kisses or cuddles for me as a kid and I just craved it as I got older, when I got my first girl friend who loved to hug and kiss I thought I was in heaven, now years later find I need it constantly.

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Nonot at all...affection was never shown..I went to the extreme with my children. The first thing and the last thing i say to them now is "I love you" and mean it. My daughter in law and son live in austria. She does not show emotion and does not understand my need to hug..

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well, parents were users also(drugs). It feels like I used to have to beg them for affection/clothes/food. And now, they wonder why I am so short tempered with them. <br />
My mother wouldnt make food, and she wouldn't let me make it either, because she said that I made too much noise in the kitchen. But she was trying to sleep cause all she did was pop vicoden and sleep all day. <br />
My mother used to squeeze my arms till you could see the little fat pockets that everyone has, and tell me I was fat. Now I am affraid of being fat. So I don't eat, and since I am grew up not eating anyway, I don't even think about it, thats scares me.

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My mom did, but dad was more distant.....but, he'd write it in a special card, or for Valentine's day, he'd buy me and my sister roses, and have them on our bed, when we got home from school...so, we knew it. Both of them are better at saying it now, then when we were all younger.

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Never did to me or the rest of the siblings. I was considered the black sheep and was committed to a mental hospital for 2 years as a kid of about 9. She never did like me.

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Nope! I was the Kid, they were the Daddy and Mommy, so they said. I always thought they were the Masters of my Selflessness. And, they both said I was an "Individualist", and a "Non Conformist", even as a child. But, that was the good parts of it all.

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Nope never.

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Yes. I imagine it is one reason I'm so caring. They taught me by example and by directives.

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Yes they hugged me and told me they loved me not only when I was a child but all of my life. And they showed it in their other actions also.

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Hell no! I would have bit their lip.

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no never ...i cant really remember any kind or encouraging words from anyone in my family

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All the time

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They referred to me as "the problem child". There was absolutely no physical contact.

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My parents never hugged me, I know they love me. People can be loved without hugs.

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No but they were steady and warm

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they would punch me in the face.

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Yep. Still do.

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They told me, and they showed it by their actions.

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