Are you affectionate?

United States
July 18, 2008 3:16pm CST
Do you like to give lots of hugs and kisses? Do you think affection is extremely important, even if the person knows how you feel? Do you think you should be more or less affectionate?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
19 Jul 08
I think that I should be more affectionate, well actually I do not think it I know it. But I have always had an issue with affection, find it hard to go and hug or kiss someone on my own without them initiating it. I find it easy with my children but adults are a whole different ball game, I feel like I get this block, I want to go and hug them but I just cannot. I feel uncomfortable too, it is very strange.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
I believe it is due to our own low self esteem and insecurities. At least I think that's my case. Also a few days ago it dawned on me that I was embarassed in high school by going to kiss a boyfriend and he pushed me away. It was in front of all my friends. So I guess I've carried that in my subconsious all this time. I am forcing myself to get better, but it is still very hard.
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
18 Jul 08
actually I love being given hugs all the time, and love being kissed ! does that count as affectionate?
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• United States
20 Jul 08
I will make sure I hug you alot. You know since kisses are off limits
• United States
18 Jul 08
I hug and kiss my kids a lot! The hubby to! My family we just hug good bye. I think you need a good amount of affection in a love relationship. It seems to me people fight a lot when they do not show the other person affection. They feel unloved and find attention some where else.
• United States
18 Jul 08
I have learned that being affectionate is very important in any relationship. When I was younger, I had a problem with this for some reason. I found it hard to say "I love you" even to my own parents. I'm not really sure why, I guess I just didnt really like showing emotions like that. Since I have grown, I am not like that anymore. I'm still not overly emotional but I do express more affection. Its important for the people you are close with to know that you love and care for them.
@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I'm very slective about whom I'm affectionate with in a way you described it... I am like that very much with my girl friend & my daughter but not with other people... I feel funny about hugging my own mother or sister for that matter... I don't really know why... I do love them dearly... They all know that about me & don't really take it personally & I guess I'm lucky that way...
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I think i am a very affectionate person. I love to kiss!
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
18 Jul 08
but who doesn't love to kiss! the question is how much you kiss and how! I've seen that you're affectionate mother, you play with your kids, you love them alot, and you seem to be having your dreams and happiness in them.. am i right?
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• United States
20 Jul 08
Okay Yes you are right!
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Hi kats, I believed that being affectionate if very important in a relationship, to loves, couple, parents to kids and vice versa! It's nice to be expressive in what we feel as long also as we know our limitations..LOL! I am not into public display of affection, it's great to hold hands and smock but I will not go deeper than that!LOL!