Girlfriend's Extreme Fear of Touching Turns Family Visit Into a Nightmare 😱

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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. 😳

Meet Julie, the Untouchable Girlfriend 🙅‍♀️

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A Heads Up About Julie's Touching Aversion 🚫

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Respecting Julie's Boundaries 🤗➡️👋

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Julie's Extreme Reactions 😱

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Accidental Touching Triggers a Meltdown 😵

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Walking on Eggshells 🥚👣

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The Tension Builds 😖

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Parents Confide Their Discomfort 😟

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Brother's Denial 🙄

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Confronting Julie 😬

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Julie's Emotional Reaction 😭

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Brother's Furious Response 😡

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Seeking a Third Party Perspective 🧐

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Additional Context 📝

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More Info on the Visit ✈️

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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 😂

oorto_geld | oorto_geld

NTA. Two-week stay with girlfriend's extreme fear of touching is unreasonable.

Abbessolute | Abbessolute

NTA. Brother's enabling Julie's issues, she needs help 🙁

pnksky | pnksky

Brother is TA for bringing girlfriend with extreme fear of touch 😱

dr-sparkle | dr-sparkle

Commenter shows empathy for girlfriend's trauma, blames brother instead. 👍

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NTA for communicating discomfort in own home due to girlfriend's extreme fear of touching. 🙌

supernovce | supernovce

NTA. Girlfriend's extreme fear of touch causes family nightmare 😱

Bambie-Rizzo | Bambie-Rizzo

Commenter suggests therapy or respectful removal for girlfriend's touch fear.

A_Biased_God | A_Biased_God

Brother enabling girlfriend's fear of touch, NTA for setting boundaries 👍

zombiamante | zombiamante

Brother's failure to communicate gf's condition caused family nightmare 😱

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Former abuse victim's fear of touch causes family conflict 😢

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Commenter shares personal experience and offers empathy and advice. 👍

Smellycat12323 | Smellycat12323

Managing trauma is important, but a shorter visit was necessary. ESH.

xflorentinaa | xflorentinaa

Brother and girlfriend's behavior causes family visit nightmare 😬

cara180455 | cara180455

NAH, OP should have handled it differently. Poorly conceived plan 😕

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Girlfriend's fear of touch ruins family visit. NTA suggests solutions.

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Navigating family boundaries with a touch-averse girlfriend. N-A-H.

eyecontactishard | eyecontactishard

Commenter shows empathy towards girlfriend's trauma, blames brother for lack of communication. 👏

ItStillIsntLupus | ItStillIsntLupus

Setting boundaries with a touch-averse partner 👍

etotheipminusoneequa | etotheipminusoneequa

NTA comment suggests girlfriend's fear of touch is exhausting 🙄

flyingokapis | flyingokapis

Setting boundaries in your own home is important. 🏠

doomdoom15 | doomdoom15

Standing up to a jackass brother and discussing overreactions 💪

soUuRrRStEvO | soUuRrRStEvO

Navigating trauma and family visits: N T A or Y T A?

Autistic_Paladin | Autistic_Paladin

Don't speak for others when sharing negative opinions, advise given. 👍

radiopeel | radiopeel

Family struggles to navigate girlfriend's fear of touch. NTA suggests dialogue.

philosophunc | philosophunc

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. 🤔

not_judging_you | not_judging_you

Understanding and respecting mental health is key 👍

gayliens98 | gayliens98

User defends OP's actions and suggests talking to girlfriend. NTA/NAH.

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Commenter empathizes with girlfriend's fear but suggests slow introduction plan.

tMoTht | tMoTht

Girlfriend's touch PTSD, NTA but brother's 2-week vacation recommendation AH.

Unsealedwheat11 | Unsealedwheat11

ESH for cornering the new partner about her flaw.

missreaderbomb | missreaderbomb

Suggest a hotel stay for future visits to ease tension 🏨

Celt42 | Celt42

Living with touch aversion is not easy, let's show empathy 🙏

miss_expectations | miss_expectations

Brother's ignorance caused discomfort, girlfriend might have undiagnosed condition. NTA

local_joost | local_joost

Commenter suggests inpatient treatment for girlfriend's extreme fear of touch.

MsTomHardy | MsTomHardy

Therapy should be mandatory since toddlerhood. NTA for setting boundaries 👍

minisimy | minisimy

Suggests a more empathetic approach to girlfriend's fear of touch 👥

Zula13 | Zula13

Brother's lack of consideration made girlfriend's fear worse 😢

White_RavenZ | White_RavenZ

Curious about how she functions day-to-day. NTA.

Ohighnoon | Ohighnoon

Commenter sympathizes with girlfriend's issues but calls out brother's behavior.

whatever3232 | whatever3232

Respectful approach to girlfriend's fear of touch, NTA 👍

lavendarcove | lavendarcove

Boyfriend's girlfriend has a serious touch issue. Brother should accommodate.

KnightInGreyArmor | KnightInGreyArmor

Understanding and patience can help overcome trauma or autism 🙏

spacedoggos_ | spacedoggos_

Compassionate response to severe fear with a helpful question 👍

thatssallfolkss | thatssallfolkss

How does Julie cope with people at work/school? 🤔

aglassofvodka | aglassofvodka

Building up time with people might help her overcome fear 🙏

SereniaKat | SereniaKat

Commenter defends OP's responsibility for girlfriend's mental health needs.

Iaim2msbehave | Iaim2msbehave

Girlfriend's trauma response creates tension, brother is the real AH 😱

buttercream_bounce | buttercream_bounce

Brother's two-week visit and girlfriend's fear of touch cause conflict 😬

SansUTx | SansUTx

Brother's girlfriend's touch phobia ruins family visit 😱

Vena_Mala | Vena_Mala

Brother's partner has extreme fear of touching, but brother is TA 😠

pocahontski | pocahontski

Sensitivity and therapy can help overcome PTSD 👍

TacoFox19 | TacoFox19

Commenter calls out brother's AH behavior and girlfriend's overreaction 😬

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