I've posted something similar about this a while ago, but I haven't really gotten too much advice that fit my situation! So I got my first doll a pretty long time ago, like maybe 8 months ago. He's a Mystic Kids Francis, and I liked the sculpt, but I didn't.. Fall in love with it, (don't get me wrong. I think he's adorable!) yet I still bought him. I made a character that fit him and everything, and I drew him over and over and made a huge story map and everything to organize his backstory and all of that good stuff. When he came, I was pretty excited, as I had waited quite a while for him to arrive. I almost immidiately got to work on him, giving him his first faceup and buying a new set of eyes for him and a wig that suited his character. I also made a lot of clothes for him and bought him a pretty expensive pair of boots as well. Yet.... I've never felt really bonded with him. In fact, his character actually kind of depressed me. I got rid of the character and wiped his faceup and took all of his clothes off, then stored him away. I kind of left him alone for a while, and didn't really want to think about the hobby all too much, before I couldn't stand it and immidiately got back on DOA and browsed the dolls. I've loved so many gorgeous sculpts for so long, and I also have been saving up for a larger doll. But I'm just worried that I won't bond with him either and it honestly breaks my heart! I've recently got my boy out again and tried to fix him up. Like rename him and everything. I still don't have a very close relationship with him, and I'm starting to lose hope. I've also been attempting to make up a new character for a new doll that I've had my eyes on, (dikadoll Galois), but every character just isn't working. Plus, I don't want to shell any of my old characters that I made a while ago... And I don't know what to do. Apologies if this is a bit confusing! I'm just extremely stressed about this so my wording may not make too much sense. Anyways, has this happened to anyone before? I need some inspiration!