BLINDED BY FAMILIARITY
People can change. People may find it difficult to change with you. I had a silly nickname like many in High School. I found it humorous to me that when I went back for my 40th class reunion (I had not been back since my 10th class reunion), a number of my classmates called me by my nickname rather than my first name. What this does is it freezes our relationship back to a distant time rather than catching up on current life. From support groups like AA and NA to the natural results of the experiences of life, our habits, perspectives, and our attitudes often change. We grow up and we are impacted by the events, circumstances and our friends.