This will come to no surprise to anyone who knows me, but in case you missed it somehow, I'll make it easy for you: I need attention. I am unhappy when I'm not getting the level of attention I think I deserve (WANT is probably the better word - but it makes me sound kind of spoiled - yeah, yeah, if the shoe fits, blah, blah, blah). I have NO trouble making it known that I am not satisfied. I don't need a LOT of attention necessarily - but I do need to see that an effort is being made. On the flip side, I am perfectly happy to do everything within my power and put a great deal of effort into making others happy, I'm just nice like that. ;0) None if this is a mystery and I don't even attempt to hide it - so one would think that anyone close (and I mean VERY close) to me would understand this fact, right? Apparently not.
I think there are a lot of things about relationships that can be compared to a game of catch. One person throws the ball, the other person catches it. In a perfect situation, the person who caught the ball, throws it back. Both people playing this game of catch can make it more interesting depending on how they throw/catch, etc...it's incredibly dynamic and SHOULD be fun. That said - I'd just like to say that it sucks to play catch with someone that continues to drop the ball - and needs to be prompted with a hissy fit from the other participant to pick it up and throw it back. Dumbass.