I've always been the non-huggy type and not much for touching in general.
Back in 2002 when I had my son, his father went away for a 1-year- remote, followed by deployments year after year, so for the first 3 years of my son's life, it was mostly just me and him. It was nice. We co-slept, breastfed (until he self-weaned at 2 1/2), and I had just one person's needs to meet, besides my own.
I divorced hubby #1 after 17 1/2 years (long story short: bad match, no chemistry EVER, no love, no intimacy, pr0n addiction on his part, etc.).
I immediately remarried someone who turned out to be very touchy-feely, lovey, expressive about his affections, adoring, etc. Wonderful! We're going on 3 years and he's still that way.
Of course I also have my 10 1/2-year-old son, who is naturally not anywhere as touchy as he was as a baby, though he will hold my hand every so often when we are out walking.
So I had a baby in January. Silly me. What was I thinking?
Oh, don't get me wrong, I adore my daughter, but I am touched out. I wake up in the morning with hubby on one side, holding me snug and saying, "MY woman!" and daughter on the other side rubbing her face all over my chest, and grinning.
It can be cute, but I need to find a way to have a little less touch in my day.
Like in the bathroom. My daughter is clingy and if I even step away to use the toilet, she'll fuss. Especially if I have to be gone longer because, hey, sometimes it takes longer.
But I think I need to do that. As much as I'm conscientious about responding to her cries, she's 7-months-old, and I'd like to go to the toilet by myself. Sometimes, between work (at home) and baby, it's the only time I get to read a bit. So that's what I'm going to do - start declaring toilet time MY time.
So not looking for solutions or anything, but instead to see if others know what I mean. Anyone else ever feel "touched out" from husband, children, etc.? How do you keep from running away, screaming?