First of all when did I become the girl who listens to Dr. Laura? I use to HATE it when my dad would listen in the car. I would accuse him of doing it on purpose to make me car sick.
Anyway I have had a concern for awhile now that certain friendships of mine are unequal. I hate that I am ALWAYS the one to initiate contact. I am always the one who invites, who texts, who calls. It just makes me feel like I am forcing people to be friends with me and they are too nice to say just say "back off woman." I get to the point where I think to myself I will just stop all contact and see if they even notice.
Then the other day someone called into Dr. Laura complaining about a similar problem. Here was her advice: Some people are way more social than others, and some people have a lot more time in their day. When you invite do they always show up? When you call are they happy to hear from you and make time to talk? When you text do they respond?
Okay Dr. Laura. I am more social than most, and I have a lot of free time at work, and the answer to those three questions is yes, in regard to most of the above mentioned friends. So over the past week or so I have kept reminding myself of this revalation. It isn't that they aren't investing as much, it is that they invest in their own way. I am going to try to take note more of the ways they invest.