I want to be able to feel real feelings when talking to someone, not just use emojis

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Instead of addressing how someone feels they hold it in and just sit with that feeling. They think everything that person does is about them because subconsciously that person is all they think about. Imagine if we just told people, “hey you hurt me when this happened” or “I don’t really like when you do this” instead of just holding onto those feelings. Imagine if we held ourselves to a standard of true honesty instead of just fake-ness.

https://thelaurenschaefer.wordpress.com/2021/01/24/lack-of-connection

Update about related sites

This is a small update about the related sites shown in the sidebar of this site at right (near the bottom).

Up until now, these site were primarily “business” oriented (and you can still see their RSS feeds by visiting the “Business Networks” site). Now, the sites listed here will be more focused on individuals, personality, individual’s behaviors, views, perspectives, etc.

Accordingly, this site itself will be even more focused on actually building connections (and in particular: personal connections). In other words: I think I will mainly list information about people who explicitly express a wish to connect with others.

If you are also interested in other aspects of life related to connecting with other people, please also check out (and / or follow) those other related sites listed in the right-hand column.

Thanks!

Losing connection is too easy nowadays when almost every avenue for in person interaction is closed off

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It’s not as easy to just grab a bite to eat with someone when every outside interaction comes with the specter of covid infection. This also closes off a lot of ways to create new friends. I recently have gotten back into a card game that could offer me new avenues of creating friendships, but the venues for meeting to play are dens of covid disregard. Social media is a tentative way to connect but it rarely offers the kind of comfort that seeing people in person creates. I have never been the type of person to create online friendships with strangers from across the globe. My parents were all too effective at instilling “stranger danger” type fear over chatrooms into me as a child. I am also a person who is just afraid of posting anything too personal online. That is part of the therapeutic (hopefully) quality of this blog, to offer a more honest (although technically anonymous) space for myself. I hope also that talking through these things, if you know me or not, will be in some way relatable to you, reader. We live in lonely times, and it’s easy to feel disconnected but we all have a lot more in common than we usually think.

https://thestruggler625964548.wordpress.com/2020/11/02/disconnection

I always hope to chat and display my openness to them and a strong desire to connect

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They may poke around any bit of me, ask any question of me, observe, and decide what they think. I’ll have no control over them, but only let them in and, if they come, gratefully respond according to each. If ever they will tell me something they want of me I will feel a particular desire to accommodate them.

https://aspidistras.wordpress.com/2020/10/29/where-the-fuck-is-this-leading