Viynyl

76d

Why can't people just respect boundaries, epsecially boundaries when it comes to touching/any physical contact? There's someone that I have to tell repeatedly very time I see them to not touch my face or don't touch me without permission, especially since we aren't close and why I don't feel feel comfortable with them touching me to begin with. Its both a sensory and trama response issue and it really irritates me when people just refuse to respect boundaries.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • MissWilwarin

    76d

    You definitely shouldn’t have to keep reminding them. Is it possible to remove them from your life?

    • Viynyl

      76d

      Unfortunately they live with me, so I can't get away from them until I move

      • MissWilwarin

        76d

        have you firmly and/loudly expressed your feelings? Some people are so ignorant unless you’re almost aggressive about it.

  • Viynyl

    76d

    I have and I've been expressing it and dodgeing their hands every time they go to touch me for years, I don't know how else to get them to stop

    • Anura

      76d

      From the way you've explained it here, they're being creepy and refusing to respect your boundaries. I'm not sure what you can do in your situation, but I want you to know you're not crazy or overreacting for feeling this way. I've been in situations with people who ignore physical boundaries no matter what you say or do, and it's incredibly isolating. It makes you feel like there's something wrong with you for not wanting or enjoying their contact when the problem is THEIRS.

  • aevyn

    76d

    Oh my GOD this is so frustrating 😤 I am so non-confrontational because of trauma so I just let people get away with it and keep my mouth shut.

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