Touch...it's not something most of us think about all that much. It's an automatic thing. You hug the one you love, you hold your significant other's hand, you pick your kids up when they cry, or you tickle to make someone laugh. But what if the smallest touch could make the one you love cry. This is what I, and i'm sure others, with Fibromyalgia live with. My husband has to wonder all the time, if he hugs me is he gonna hurt me? If he's teasing me and smacks my ass as he walks by am I gonna laugh or am I going to wind up with a bruise. It SUCKS!! I have to change position constantly when I lay down at night so he doesn't even get to cuddle with me much. And when he does, I have to make him move his arm, leg, whatever so that one spot doesnt hurt too much. It puts a strain on the relationship. I have to find other ways to show him that I love him and that this disease doesn't change how I feel about him. It affects my kids also. I can't always play with them when they want me to. I wind up with a lot of pain from the smallest bit of rough housing. I say again, it SUCKS!!