Thread: Social agendum
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Old April 2nd, 2013 (8:31 AM).
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I don't really separate my friends from my romantic partners. (Not that I have more than one, but, you know, like over time.) I mean, there is a level of intimacy I don't share with my friends, but a romantic partner for me is just like having a "best" friend who I spend more time with than anyone else. And what I "get" from these relationships is someone to talk with, someone who understands me, and all that other stuff one gets from having human contact: sense of community, fun, etc.

But I'm an introvert so social situations drain me. I don't really like making new friends, or rather maintaining new relationships with new friends, because it means more is taken out from me. I've only got so much I can give in relationships and I prefer to focus on a few, meaningful ones rather than on a lot of less meaningful ones.
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