But it doesn't exactly seem fair for me to complain about that, considering the fact that we designed it to do precisely that--give us time to reconnect with the people with whom we are closest.
What a conundrum.
Perhaps I shouldn't look at it through such an either-or lens. We can surely carve out time for intimate connection with each other (get your mind out of the gutter) and still spend copious amounts of time with friends and family. We just have to be deliberate and strategic about it.