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11 Aug 2008

Is this weird or normal?
Dear CS

I' ve been sleeping with a blankie for the past 30 years. Got it when I was 7, and went to my sis' es creche for afterschool. I am now 37. My husband is getting increasingly annoyed with it, and says it will mentally scar our son. When we got married I told him I was ready to let go of the blankie, but he said I could keep it. I am well-educated (PhD) and normal and not really eccentric. What do you think?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

A genuine Security Blanket ! A bad habit, and maybe indicating that you still feel inappropriately insecure. 7 is very old to START such a habit, which generally belongs to a much earlier area of life. I'm not at all surprised your husband finds it bothersome, though I don't see why it should in any way harm your son.
Interesting and relevant response from JOhn. Yes, do see a counsellor to clarify what insecurities and what assumptions you are clinging to along with the blanky, so you can move further into secure adulthood.
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