Why Is It So Difficult?Why are people so afraid of physical contact? And by physical contact I don't mean sex. Just simpler gestures like a touch of the hand, a caress, a hug.
I read somewhere that all people are in need of physical contact, everyone is craving for it, yet only a few are brave enough to give it. I wonder why.
Sometimes I feel that the people I associate with (friends, acquaintances, classmates) are afraid or very reluctant to touch me. A typical hug is all I get most of the times but this is not enough because there is no real feeling behind it and I know it.
When I had met one of my current friends, he would always touch my hand, tangle his fingers with mine while we spoke, pat my head, caress the back of neck. I felt so happy whenever he did all those. But lately he has stopped and he barely even hugs me anymore whenever we meet. I wonder what has changed. I really miss this physical contact we shared, he was the only one who seemed reluctant to come close to me and touch me.