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In chatting with my newly separated friends who are ready to start anew, definite themes have emerged.
We can choose to prioritize human connections over virtual ones this coming year.
Sometimes even before they begin.
Personality really is everything.
For the most part, the sea is full of fish.
Try taking a break first.
Remember, it's the thought that counts.
Despite retaining my "anti social in style" persona, I've been interrupted more times than I can count by men telling me to take off my headphones so that they can talk to me. There have been times when they have literally jumped in front of me and blocked my path so that we could just "have a conversation" (and it's always the same one). The whole interaction is not just annoying; it often borders on invasive.