- I got Sims 2 and its expansions on my computer again, and of course that meant playing the game virtually non-stop for at least five days.
- I've been practicing on my Rock Band skills yet again. And it's finally paying off! I managed to finally pass Less Talk More Rokk by Freezepop today. Eat that!
- I managed to finally fix my schedule at school. I had do so much crap just to get to this point, so I'm relieved that my classes are finally set.
- Various other complications were sorted through.
Although honestly, you can blame The Sims for a majority of it.
And now, in order to make this more of a real-ish sort of post, here's a thought:
Romantic relationships only differ from friendships in three main ways: the type of feeling associated with the person, the presence or absence of a sexual aspect, and the pressure we put on the relationship.
The pressure we put on romance is one of the main reasons that those relationships are so likely to fail.
Of course, there's also the "type of feeling" - which leaves a person falling for someone who isn't interested in the same way - but aside from those instances (which almost all of us have experienced and managed to get over), the type of pressure we put on romantic relationships lead to their failure most of the time.
If you're a woman who's friends with a man, you put no pressure on him to spend an inordinate amount of time with you. If he's spending time with other friends or wants time to himself, it's no big deal, right?
Of course, if you were in a relationship with him, (for most people) that would be right out the window.
And what about influence? A girlfriend may find herself tempted to try to change her boyfriend in a way that friends never would, whether she's trying to change his clothing style, his manners, his habits, or any of a number of other things. This type of thing almost invariably leads to problems that could be avoided if the nature of the relationship was different.
I know there have to be other factors under the same principle, but for your commenting fun, I think I'll leave those to you...