Hi All, Not a complicated question, but how do you all handle not being able to be affectionate with your kids? My son is going on 19 and lives at home and ocassionally I just have the need to give him a hug and kiss but when I do he acts like I have leprosy. I seldom try to be affectionate because the rejection hurts so badly. It's just so hard to remember the years when we were so close and loving and didn't hesitate to say "I love you" and be able to hold him. Are the days of hugs and kisses over forever? It's been very hard on me pulling away, feeling like I am living with an acquaintance rather than someone I love more than life. How do you live like this and get over the loss?