I wondered if anyone else’s kids do the insincere hug thing. M has always had trouble (even greater since we’ve been in therapy) giving and receiving a hug. I thought he was a normal cuddly child, but maybe there was more to it and I just wasn’t sensitive to it. Now his hugs are insincere and painful. I try to make sure it’s not that I don’t want to be near him. What he does is hug me and then release me slowly and continue to “caress” me as he lets go. Maybe I’m just whacked or maybe it’s his former abuse. It just disturbs me. It’s almost like I’m a possession. I hate the feeling of not wanting a hug but I really do struggle. Tell me I’m not alone. I know it’s part of his RAD. Trying to keep it all in perspective.