I would like to be more proactive, especially in my interpersonal relationships. 

The few people in my life find me stable and supportive but they always tell me that I leave them feeling like I don’t need them as much as they do me. Primarily because I rarely initiate contact. I don’t like that. I don’t like that I make the people I love doubt the depth of my love. Additionally it just never strikes me to make follow up calls to someone who has been ill or recently bereaved. I never remember birthdays and other special days. I will put my life on hold and be there for you in a crisis… but then I cannot wish a crisis upon people just so that they realize that I care.

This is something that I really need to fix about myself… and yet, I find myself unable to change.


Written in response to Fandango’s Provocative Question #129: What is the one thing you would like to change about yourself and why?

3 thoughts on “

  1. Extremely interesting and I somewhat identify with you.
    My closest loved ones DO get my attention and expressions of love BUT I’m not a fawning attentive friend. It comes from (in my case) knowing they are my friend and that’s simply enough. I take no exception to any of them not remembering my birthday or calling me a lot. [I find it borderline annoying when they do.] That isn’t necessary to be my friend. I’m happily living, loving, creating, but ready to come to their rescue in an instant. I think you’re perfectly fine the way you are. IMO, your priorities are noble ones.

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