I haven't inquired as to how others view me. I can tell you what qualities are important to me in how I relate to others, particularly my partner; being an active listener, supportive, compassionate, dependable, generous, and affectionate. I enjoy meeting people; it feels great to be able to make them feel at ease and the center of attention. Communication is very important to me. There’s just no other way to achieve mutual understanding and a deeper sense of emotional intimacy.I’m at a comfortable place in my life with a feeling of contentment, a close family, and great friends. In fact, my family and friends are the kind of people who make everyone feel welcome, and with whom you can talk about anything. I like the person that I've become, though I do admit that I miss the sharing. The sharing of experiences. The sharing of growth. The sharing of trust, mutual respect, and true intimacy. It doesn’t take much to make me smile or laugh.