Well what the hell is Aphenphosmphobia?
http://www.phobia-fear-release.com/aphenphosmphobia.html Aphenphosmphobia is the fear of being touched.
Most people who know me know that I do not like to be touched. For those of you that don’t now you do!
It really does stress me out! I know it sounds weird but that is that!
I am not really sure why I am like this, I was loved as a child and showed affection. My mom did tell me that I was not a cuddley baby, Joe was but not me. There are few people in my life that I would hug on a somewhat regular basis, which would be mom’s side of the family. So I guess I got the touching anxiety from my dad’s side. If anyone knew my grandma Donovan you would somewhat understand. She would tense up and feel uncomfortable when ever someone went into her space. Well I am the same way!
I get very anxious and tend to get into somewhat panic mode if I know there will be hugging or touching involved in a situation, like weddings and funerals. I have been known to duck out of the line at the last-minute to avoid such situations. I do not like to shake hands, be in elevators with a lot of people, I despise people who stand extremely close in any situation, and when pts try to touch me.
So it is not you it’s me. I am not going to apologize for this weirdness as I would hope you will all understand and maybe respect my spacial issues.