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Physical touch and support

I have received lots of support near and far, which I really appreciate, so please don't get me wrong with this post. But what has been most important for me since around November 2019 has been physical support and touch . Even for me as an introvert, as I have found surprisingly. I have received that physical support and touch from my support bubble, Annette and John who live downstairs in my block, ever since I took courage to open up at that point (November 2019) and reveal how I had been suicidal since August 2019, when I opened up to them. So they have been my support bubble, before Covid-19. As much as I have received kind words of support from other friends, for me to repeat back the same words over and over in various formats, of how I've been, or what is happening, has been draining. More draining this past year because of me writing here and there related to mum and C.O.P. (Court of Protection.)  I have literally ached with all the typing and its been mentally tiring
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