Speaking solely for myself mind you, I'll have a gas on this topic.

I'm a caring, giving person. If someone needs to talk, I'm always there for them. If someone needs cheering up, I do my best. And while I'm not whinging, I don't always get in return; and usually not when I need it. As a result, I tend to pull back and retreat from people for a while. If they don't talk to me to see what's up or what have you, then I let it go. I figure they've got better things to do in their lives, they've moved on - so maybe I should too.

And that leads to barriers. It's inevitable. But everyone does it. I mean, once that initial distance is there, it's hard to get the friendship back on track to where it was before. Too much effort, too many presumptions on one side or the other.

I'm just blathering, but it's a start to my thoughts.





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