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Need a hug!

(87 Posts)
Oldwoman70 Tue 25-Sep-18 13:34:54

I have been widowed for several years and have, I think, coped well alone (no family), but over the last few weeks I have found myself longing for someone to just give me a hug -a need for physical contact. My friends are not "huggers" and I would feel uncomfortable mentioning it to them.

OldMeg Tue 25-Sep-18 13:39:58

That’s so sad oldwoman so sending you a big, warm, cuddly virtual ((((((((HUG)))))))))

Doodle Tue 25-Sep-18 14:14:56

Nothing quite like a gransnet big all together hug. Let's get one going for you oldwoman.
((Huggs)) coming your way.

grannysue05 Tue 25-Sep-18 14:17:09

Well, thats a HUG from me too.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 25-Sep-18 14:20:39

Sending you a hug 💐💐💐

MiniMoon Tue 25-Sep-18 14:26:13

🤗 Here's a hug from me too.

Anniebach Tue 25-Sep-18 14:31:29

A hug from me and a Welsh cwtch. X

BlueBelle Tue 25-Sep-18 14:40:05

Big ole hug from me Oldwoman

Luckygirl Tue 25-Sep-18 14:48:00

And me! I so understand what you mean. Sorry you are feeling a bit hugless - but thee are lots on here for you.

Alygran Tue 25-Sep-18 14:48:36

and a hug from me too 🤗

grannyqueenie Tue 25-Sep-18 14:49:18

Sending a hug your way! x

farview Tue 25-Sep-18 15:20:45

Tight,warm hug from me also flowers

Nannyali Tue 25-Sep-18 15:24:49

A great big hug from me x

lemongrove Tue 25-Sep-18 15:46:19

Loadsahugs! smile

I hug my friend’s dog ( it’s like a teddy bear) but granted, it doesn’t hug me back.

Oldwoman70 Tue 25-Sep-18 16:19:06

Thank you all - I don't know why I am feeling so sorry for myself - there are many a lot worse off than me. Thank you again all you lovely GNs

NanKate Tue 25-Sep-18 16:24:13

Call me mad, send in the men with white coats, but here is a suggestion.

Buy yourself a large snuggly toy bear, pop him beside you in bed and when he has settled into his new home give him a bear hug and maybe when you are settling down at night give him another big hug. Chat to him when you wake up and you may be surprised that in a few weeks you could not be parted from your lovely new friend. 🐻

annsixty Tue 25-Sep-18 16:32:47

Hugs and flowers from me too.

Pippa000 Tue 25-Sep-18 16:43:54

I can relate exactly to the need for a hug. I am lucky in that my family are great huggers, but it is not quite the same. I do have a memory bear, one of four, a friend of mind made from my late DH shirts and ties and he sits by me on the sofa, but unfortunately he is rather reserved!

Eilyann70 Tue 25-Sep-18 17:08:58

Big (((( hug)))) and cwtch from me too

millymouge Tue 25-Sep-18 17:16:49

A biiiiiigggggg hug from here too

callgirl1 Tue 25-Sep-18 17:39:23

Another from me!

Scribbles Tue 25-Sep-18 22:03:54

A warm, snuggly hug from me, too.

Marthjolly1 Tue 25-Sep-18 22:16:36

Oh c'mhere oldwoman for the biggest hug 🙋‍♀️. Everybody needs a hug sometimes. When I was on my own I had a really big teddy bear I would put against my back when I went to bed. Worked wonders to sooth and comfort me. First time Ive told anyone 😘

MissAdventure Tue 25-Sep-18 22:25:06

My daughter and I were talking about having nobody to cuddle us in bed, and decided we would market a pillow that cuddles.
Alas, someone already had the idea!

Nannylovesshopping Tue 25-Sep-18 22:57:03

A really big hug from me too and a x