I've never really had any close friends my whole life. My friends have always been my parents, siblings, cousins, etc. I've always had friends and people may think I have lots of...
friends. But I don't confide in anyone except my family pretty much. And I have always been and still am very satisfied with this. But I feel this is unusual by societal standards. And I know I don't let people become very close to me... bc I don't really allow that to happen bc I don't want it to happen.
Op: thanks. I've only started dwelling on it a bit bc I've been at a new workplace for the past two years and I think it has become apparent with some coworkers that things are...(more)6-12-2016 3:55pm
extremely superficial and professional with me. Friendly and cordial with lots of chatting, yes. But nothing beyond that.
don't worry about our super social society's version of what you "should" do. I used to always have a bff but in the past few years I am happier just confiding in my mom, sister...(more)6-12-2016 4:23pm+1 like
and dh, and having a couple of friends who are close but not bffs. I also don't really like socializing in groups and do not need a social "circle". I'm very pleasant and have tons of acquaintances but no longer feel pressed to make connections with people. It's all good. You can change this if you ever want or need to.