I never knew

I'm now 18 years old. I always knew there was something not quite right about me. I always felt as if I was "weird" or "different". I've even been told so on several occasions by friends and peers. I was bullied in grade school because of it.

My biggest issue is touching. I absolutely hate. Hate. Hate. Being touched unexpectedly. If touched by an unseen object it will take me several minutes to calm myself down. I also will get even more upset if I'm touched while I'm already upset either by being touched or something completely irrelevant. I often will pull away from people and isolate myself because in addition to the problem with touching I suffer from depression. I never knew that the touching issue was a real thing that other people suffered. I always thought it was strange that I couldn't use the bathroom if my feet were touching something soft and found myself taking my socks off just to be able to go. That's actually how I found this website. Ive always thought it was strange and I wanted to know if I was the only one. I'm relieved to know that I'm not .

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