Referencing another thread, in which a person mentioned her childrens grandparents still, robot-like hugs, made me think of this--do you hug? our family never did-- i only remember my mom wanting me to hug her once in my life, and thats when she was in hospital, thinking she was dying.my sis and i talked about hugs, how our family never did-seems we carried on the tradition after our children were grown, of never hugging. sis says she has started hugging her children, and this week, she's in the hospital, and we decided we should hug. strange, we can hug friends-and yet not family. we just werent raised that way, and we're trying to break the cycle--and she's 83 !! hubby dosent want anyone to touch him, but thats his medical condition--so, perhaps people want to hug--and just dont know how--break the ice--start hugging them--feels stilted at first-- but keep trying!