Yuck. Public Displays of Affection used to bother me so much.
In my last serious relationship, we would never ever do anything in public except hold hands.
I was just never a fan of PDA.
I always felt so extremely uncomfortable.
When I started getting more serious with Scott, I began to notice that he was a big fan of PDA.
He would never hesitate to hug & kiss me in public and I secretly hatedit.
Of course, I never told him how I felt... but I think he started to notice how uncomfortable I was.
He thought it was hilarious after I mustered up the guts to tell him.
After that, it was as if it was his only goal in life to kiss me more in public just to watch me squirm.
I remember one specific time we were standing in front of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in the middle of a mob of people. He grabbed my face and started to kiss me... as I was pulling away, he smiled and shook his head "no". He made it his personal goal to get me over my strange fear of PDA.
I feared PDA so much that when I was a teenager,
I would often have anxiety just thinking about my wedding day,
and having to kiss my new husband in front of hundreds of people.
Yes. It was THAT bad.
Weird, I know.
I can honestly say that I am FINALLY over my strange fear! (Thank you, Scott)
PDA by other people still grosses me out, but if I kiss Scott in public, in no longer bothers me.
& it's not even just PDA --- it's also the fact that I no longer obsess over what people think about me in general.
When you find a person like that who can help you get over a fear,
without judging you for having it in the first place... marry them.