Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:44 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:32 AM
I'm in USA. It kind of depends on the family here? We weren't huggers in my family.
I live in Australia. It seems that here hugging is a pretty normal/acceptable kind of physical response to meeting friends/family. It is family dependent but I wonder if hugging is or is not a normal response within other cultures?
Before I married my husband we went to a family reunion of his family. They were huggers. It was so odd to me to have strangers come up to me and nearly squeeze my breath out! I never did get used to that in all of the years I've been in the family.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:02 AM
Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:30 AM
My family and friends---we're all a bunch of molesters!
(Irish, Italian, Armenian, giant mixed bag of people....)
I hug freely. But only if I know it's okay with someone. (I respect boundaries) I always told my Dad, "you give good hug."
He said "right back atcha!"
Long good byes at family gatherings involved multiple group huggings.
And hubs, well, he gives the big, all encompassing bear hug.
But he learned it from me.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:04 AM
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:18 AM
Half my family hugs and kisses left and right and they always laugh at my expression and explain I have to do it.
It's about personal space for me. I don't like to be touched.
And yes, I'm from the U.S.. Southern U.S.
Oddly enough it's the New Yorkers that always want to kiss and hug and touch. aside from my family (who are definitely southern).
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Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:18 PM
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:25 PM
The culture I come from are very warm and friendly people....Big sloppy kisses too.
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