Hello! European here (sorry for my english).
I am new to this community.
I'm not really interested in the Little/Caregiver dynamic but rather the "self-care" side it allows me to set up:
more healthy routine, better dietary habits, I take more time and listening to myself more, I am less harsh and judgmental with myself, and other personal benefits.
Contrary to what I could read in many stories, I do not feel attracted to this world since my adolescence or childhood, in fact got curious about it recently (although I've always liked some childish and teen hobbies such as cartoons or video games) and I can not really say why I find an interest in AB...
Maybe because life circumstances force me to grow up fast when i was a child? Because I learned to put others before myself and my needs? Because this is a way (a bit extreme?) to learn to take care of myself and accepting the fact that i can be vulnerable? Well...Hey...how can i know?
It must be a mixture of everything, but it does not interest me to found "a reason". If something make you happy and comfortable you do not-have to question it too hard . First, I would prefer to read posts on this forum for advice and information, rather than to join it.
Because in the beginning i did not want to involve other people, i saw it as something personal. But after reflection I realized that asking a community for help and advices was a good thing. And that's a little sad to have a subject that makes you smile but can't share the enthusiasm with anyone ...! Thank you for reading, I do not know how my vision of it will evolve, this is all very new to me, I ignore if I'll get tired of this one day, if it's just a passing thing... But right now I just know it makes me happy and that's all that matters.