Socializing and having people around is “therapeutic” but how long can one depend on others company all the time to Keep us sane? I had some good friends back in India and we talk on phone but it’s not like meeting in person.The two good friends I made in America moved back to India for good.My neighbors are slowly moving away as their kids left for college..so how far can one depend on socialization to make us happy? It is tiring to start all over again.Some do not even respond when they find a new social circle Relationships need not be perfect but one needs to feel some comfort level with the other person.Superficial warmth is never good and I have been to social settings where people literally have invisible daggers behind others back. “Proximity” is another important reason for relationships to grow. Investing time and Energy over friendships to see them move away to a different state is painful. I have a neighbor who is my well wisher and a good friend and she is moving away to Texas now..I am going to miss her too much.I take a very long time warm Up but I get attached to people too much if I like them. Too far to think but if I do not have a social circle is what will I do when My kid leaves for college and when am old?especially in America? My uncle who retired from a high back position that too being in India is lamenting about how lonely he is...my in-laws every time I call say “you will know when you get old.life is depressing at that age”.. Now she is my fourth very good friend who is moving away.. I don’t mind making friends but the “effort” is tiring.. How often do you guys need or feel to socialize?How dependent are you on your social contacts?