Imagine having a guest in your home who's so afraid of being touched that the entire household is walking on eggshells. That's the situation one family found themselves in when their son's girlfriend, Julie, visited for two weeks. Julie's extreme reactions to any form of touch, even accidental, created an incredibly tense atmosphere, causing the family to feel uncomfortable in their own home. 😰 But when one family member tried to address the issue, things took a turn for the worse. 😳
Girlfriend's Extreme Fear of Touching Turns Family Visit Into a Nightmare 😱
Meet Julie, the Untouchable Girlfriend 🙅♀️
A Heads Up About Julie's Touching Aversion 🚫
Respecting Julie's Boundaries 🤗➡️👋
Julie's Extreme Reactions 😱
Accidental Touching Triggers a Meltdown 😵
Walking on Eggshells 🥚👣
The Tension Builds 😖
Parents Confide Their Discomfort 😟
Brother's Denial 🙄
Confronting Julie 😬
Julie's Emotional Reaction 😭
Brother's Furious Response 😡
Seeking a Third Party Perspective 🧐
Additional Context 📝
More Info on the Visit ✈️
A Tense Visit and a Failed Attempt at Resolution 😕
As the family struggled to navigate their home without accidentally touching Julie, the tension became unbearable. When the protagonist tried to address the issue with their brother, he brushed it off and told them to back off. 😒 Undeterred, they approached Julie directly, only to be met with tears and accusations of hate. 😔 Their brother then angrily confronted them, calling them a huge a**hole. With the situation unresolved and the household still on edge, the protagonist wonders if they were in the wrong. 🤔 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...
Comment section takes a hilarious turn with cat comparisons 😂
NTA. Two-week stay with girlfriend's extreme fear of touching is unreasonable.
NTA. Brother's enabling Julie's issues, she needs help 🙁
Brother is TA for bringing girlfriend with extreme fear of touch 😱
Commenter shows empathy for girlfriend's trauma, blames brother instead. 👍
NTA for communicating discomfort in own home due to girlfriend's extreme fear of touching. 🙌
NTA. Girlfriend's extreme fear of touch causes family nightmare 😱
Commenter suggests therapy or respectful removal for girlfriend's touch fear.
Brother enabling girlfriend's fear of touch, NTA for setting boundaries 👍
Brother's failure to communicate gf's condition caused family nightmare 😱
Former abuse victim's fear of touch causes family conflict 😢
Commenter shares personal experience and offers empathy and advice. 👍
Managing trauma is important, but a shorter visit was necessary. ESH.
Brother and girlfriend's behavior causes family visit nightmare 😬
NAH, OP should have handled it differently. Poorly conceived plan 😕
Girlfriend's fear of touch ruins family visit. NTA suggests solutions.
Navigating family boundaries with a touch-averse girlfriend. N-A-H.
Commenter shows empathy towards girlfriend's trauma, blames brother for lack of communication. 👏
Setting boundaries with a touch-averse partner 👍
NTA comment suggests girlfriend's fear of touch is exhausting 🙄
Setting boundaries in your own home is important. 🏠
Standing up to a jackass brother and discussing overreactions 💪
Navigating trauma and family visits: N T A or Y T A?
Don't speak for others when sharing negative opinions, advise given. 👍
Family struggles to navigate girlfriend's fear of touch. NTA suggests dialogue.
Commenter questions the brother's decision to set up a 2-week visit with girlfriend who has extreme fear of touching. Emphasizes the discomfort of such a long visit even with one's own parents. 🤔
Understanding and respecting mental health is key 👍
User defends OP's actions and suggests talking to girlfriend. NTA/NAH.
Commenter empathizes with girlfriend's fear but suggests slow introduction plan.
Girlfriend's touch PTSD, NTA but brother's 2-week vacation recommendation AH.
ESH for cornering the new partner about her flaw.
Suggest a hotel stay for future visits to ease tension 🏨
Living with touch aversion is not easy, let's show empathy 🙏
Brother's ignorance caused discomfort, girlfriend might have undiagnosed condition. NTA
Commenter suggests inpatient treatment for girlfriend's extreme fear of touch.
Therapy should be mandatory since toddlerhood. NTA for setting boundaries 👍
Suggests a more empathetic approach to girlfriend's fear of touch 👥
Brother's lack of consideration made girlfriend's fear worse 😢
Curious about how she functions day-to-day. NTA.
Commenter sympathizes with girlfriend's issues but calls out brother's behavior.
Respectful approach to girlfriend's fear of touch, NTA 👍
Boyfriend's girlfriend has a serious touch issue. Brother should accommodate.
Understanding and patience can help overcome trauma or autism 🙏
Compassionate response to severe fear with a helpful question 👍
How does Julie cope with people at work/school? 🤔
Building up time with people might help her overcome fear 🙏
Commenter defends OP's responsibility for girlfriend's mental health needs.
Girlfriend's trauma response creates tension, brother is the real AH 😱
Brother's two-week visit and girlfriend's fear of touch cause conflict 😬
Brother's girlfriend's touch phobia ruins family visit 😱
Brother's partner has extreme fear of touching, but brother is TA 😠
Sensitivity and therapy can help overcome PTSD 👍
Commenter calls out brother's AH behavior and girlfriend's overreaction 😬