My family is really into hugging, so I suppose I was brought up a hugger! I do like my personal space though. I hug family very easily, but friends, I only hug if they are close. I'm certain that I could hug everyone here right away, though, since you are like pretty much family and have helped me through so much! As you've probably noticed, I don't give any lack of virtual hugs!
I must say, there is nothing like a good hug! Especially when you are sad, or upset, or hurting
They just makes you feel so safe & loved.
We should all get together & just have a giant hug fest! We all could use some hugs to help us through!
Oh, and Palady, I know what you mean about
those squeezing hugs! Ouch! They often hurt me, and I don't have a bad back (although bad shoulders, yes)! Even I shy away from those people a bit. I can't imagine your situation!