Thank you! I need to try to inoculate myself with this. I do write people back, but I have great difficulty (it seems) keeping up with the birthdays of my nieces and nephew. Maybe it's karma. I have difficulty assuming the best, but I think it's healthy to do so.
Thank you. I need to have this perspective and always imagine good. In a way, I have this feeling. Naturally I assume doom. I need to actively counteract that.
More in the past than now, I used to read too much or invest to much in very shallow relations. Worse, I'd think each person was "the one", or love at first sight. STOP IT, BAJ! JUST STOP IT!
I have one perspective that I occasionally adopt wherein spread my expectations of good returns across the whole group. I don't know how I can adopt that to my desire for authentic intimacy of some sort. However, I believe I just need to try. I mean how dare I expect someone to provide the instant deep relationship that I crave? It doesn't exist.