I grew up uncomfortable Affection needed and wantex affection to my friends. I trained myself to believe it was a weakness. Admittedly, these days I still do think holdings hands is dumb in a crowded space.
While we were together, I thought I just wanted regular sex. I remember watching a Louis CK show once where one of his jokes was about this scenario. Our legs tangled on the couch.
Spooning in bed. Hands held on a quiet street.
I got back with my first boyfriend after a three-year break. I remember stroking his arm in what would have appeared an absent-minded way.
I remember him telling me to stop. It was annoying.
I tried to tell myself I was being childish for being so hurt over something so small. We broke up again.
I explained to him we wanted different things. I needed to be with someone who craved physical intimacy as much as me.
Affection is how I say I love you. Everyone is different, though.
How do you show love? After moving from Adelaide to Melbourne in lateCassidy has decided to follow her passion and begin freelance writing. She also swears too much.
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