I’m going to be honest.
I usually am, anyway so that shouldn’t come as a surprise. But when I flag up that I am going to be honest, what I really mean is ‘this is something that really hurts me, so don’t mock me for sharing’.
Singles don’t get touched.
And it hurts.
If you’re single, there is no one who constantly checks up on you, no one with whom to share hopes and fears and dreams and dreads. No one who rests their head on your shoulder or who puts their arm around you. No one to hold you and no one for you to hold.
It really hurts.
And when people don’t touch me, it sort of makes me feel less than human.