how to maintain depth as well as breadth of friendships?
December 15, 2013 9:12 AM Subscribe
I have a good life - good community, friends, lots of different communities in different interest areas as well as geographically in the town i live in. I try to maintain involvement with a lot of different communities because I feel that learning broadly from a lot of people (and a lot of different types of thinking, experiences, backgrounds) is really important. But I'm worried that the depth of my friendships may be suffering. How have some of you folks balanced broad networks (professional, personal, interest-based, geographical) with keeping them deep as well.
posted by waylaid to Human Relations (12 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I am in my early 30s in the DC metro area (here i have lived for most of the last 12 years - i have a strong local base of long-term friends and acquaintances that keeps on growing, not just transient friendships.