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Are You An Adult With A Comfort Object?

Do you have a blanket, stuffed animal, an item of clothing, or something else you're super attached to? We want you to tell us about it!

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You know how some little kids have blankets or stuffed animals or special toys they're especially attached to? Those are called transitional objects.

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, they're so named "because they help children make the "emotional transition from dependence to independence." When a kid is holding their object, it means that no matter where they are, they have a piece of home and familiarity with them, even if they're in a brand new place.

Kids usually choose their object between 8 and 12 years old, and hang onto them for a few years.

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But not everyone grows out of their attachment to their special object. Plenty of adults have a blanket, stuffed animal, a bit of cloth, a t-shirt, or other object that they fall asleep with at night or cuddle up with while watching Netflix.

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And most importantly, how does it make you feel?

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Does it help you get through certain times in your life? Does it help you fall asleep at night or keep from being homesick when you're away? Does it calm you down when you're traveling? Does it make you think of a cherished memory or person?

Tell us all about your transitional object, your history with it, why you love it, and what it means to you.

Submit your story — and share a photo if you want! — through the dropbox below and we might feature it in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health article.

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