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Can't use my one Coping mechanism due to how people react

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SomepersonyouDK

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Hugging Plushies makes me feel calm. They work better than real people but i'm scared to carry one around because i'm an adult. I feel like people would make fun of me for carrying a baby bop plush 😅 or just treat me differently if you know what i mean. I've gotten laughed at before and it just added to my anxiety. Guess i can't win either way lol
 
Sarah63689

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Hi, maybe it could be a talking point!? Could you hug one before leaving the house or get a smaller one so people wouldn't notice so much!
 
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there was a girl around here
who used to suck her thumb alot in public
even when her mother was around

I dont remember anyone commenting on that
she stopped doing that after she had children

:hug5: 🌠
 
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Maybe you can have a small plush doll and keep it your purse? Then you could touch it in your purse and still get the benefit.
 
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or go to the bathroom to hug it.
 
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Keep it in a bag and put your hand on it in the bag.

Lots of love to You, don't give up, you will find a way xx
 
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