In the Stuff I Get Asked dep't: relationship advice

I had something come in this morning that got answered privately, but who knows, other people may find it useful.

I’m on the older side of my mid-20s and have never really been in a relationship, and whenever anyone casually mentions their girlfriend or something on Tumblr, I feel bad. It makes me feel like I’m socially deficient. How can I abate this feeling of shame?

I’ll grant you that this can be difficult, bearing in mind the incessant annoyance of peer pressure and other people’s endlessly-apparent expectations. But these you have to simply learn to ignore, because other people’s timetables are simply not your timetable, and this is just fine.

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