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What's the glue that makes people stick?

What's the glue that makes people stick? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 28 answers

I don't want to give up on people or myself: how do you deal with persistent impermanence?

After 15 years of disappointing dating, how do I hold on to my optimism and avoid apathy in my relations with others? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Nov 15, 2010 - 17 answers

Isolation Fatigue

What happened to my ability to trust in and connect with people? How do I regain it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 9 answers

How do you find someone to talk to?

I'm not a social person, but I really need to build some relationships. How do people do this? This isn't taught in schools, or I must have skipped that day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Why don't I have any friends anymore?

In the last 15 or so years I have managed to make and keep exactly one friend. What am I doing wrong? I used to have friends from college, but they all moved away (seriously, almost all of them, to other continents and coasts). I freely admit to being judgmental and opinionated--but I'm also funny, well-read, and courteous. (Once upon a time, my friends liked that I was opinionated and judgmental.) I'm a good conversationalist. I know about balancing self-disclosure vs. showing an interest in the other person. I'm also well acquainted with professional help, and with prescription remedies, so no "go to a therapist" answers, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2006 - 38 answers

Extroverted Introversion? Introverted extroversion?

Going through a major life/social shift, how do you find the balance between being social and well, "me time"? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Apr 18, 2005 - 12 answers

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