Posted by friend
on November 10, 2000 at 08:31:32:
In Reply to: Personal space posted by liz on November 08, 2000 at 14:47:52:
Just TELL him that other people don't always want to be touched.
He can understand.
Explain to him that you know he is just showing love, but that touching is for special people like family, and most other people don't want touched by people that are not their family.
That some people can feel angry when others touch them, and he needs to leave them alone.
It is not happening because you are not affectionate enough. He is probably just a touchy-feely person that needs to learn boundaries.
I did have a needy daughter, sans her father. She wallowed on every male she met.
I told her to stop, that they really don't like it, and explained that I know she wishes she had her dad, but they are not her dad. She stopped.
Just be realistic with him.