Me Too ... Kinda

I know what you mean, I have many acquaintances but none that I would call close friends. Im not very good about keeping in touch with friends that move away, or even about maintaining communications with friends that live nearby. Im not sure why that is, I've kind of always been that way, I don't like to initiate activities with people, but will gladly join when invited.
abilectic abilectic
31-35, M
1 Response Jun 5, 2007

I can totally relate to the poor-correspondance issue. I, also, am one of those people who has an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. I know that a lot of people from my high school still talk to each other even after a couple years since graduation. Occasionally, I'll run into one of my old friends somewhere and it's sort of awkward, because you can see the pissy look of accusation in their eyes, like they're saying, "Why haven't you called me in ages? So & so still talks to me all the time..." Even though I might still consider that person to be a friend, those scenarios are so unconfortable that I almost wish that I had avoided those little reunions all together.<br />
On another note, I think it's interesting that you brought up the point about acquaintances. Have you noticed that, just like there are varying degrees of friendship, there are varying levels of acquaintance? There are the "oh sh*t acquaintaces," the "acquaintance- acquaintances," and the "friendly acquaintances." I have a lot of "friendly acquaintances," who are, basically, people that I would hang out with or talk to if we happened to randomly bump into each other, but they are not like good friends, who you go out of your way to spend time with, or even like friend-friends, who you might call every so often, but don't interact with as much as you would a good friend.