Human relationships will forever be an instigator of contemplation for me. The notion under scrutiny today - the impact of duration of the association in our perception of the individual.
My current social network spans a wide spectrum, from a recent connection I'm growing fond of to a childhood friend with whom I've journeyed into adulthood. While a one-on-one comparative analysis might be inequitable, one cannot help but draw conclusions from the broader contrast they present.
Pride in an early companion's growth will be unparalleled. But, willingness to open up and share an obscure part of yourself might be reserved for somebody you barely knew until a while ago. Add to this mix the changes that inevitably accompanies a long-term relationship and expectations management, and you've got yourself a complex web.