I have an IEE E7 friend, and am generally confused as to how to interact with her.
The friendship started 10 years ago as we were both part of a larger social circle/network.
Typically we would go to different shops and markets together and have dinner or lunch and generally catch up. It was not a terribly deep friendship but we both went through some harder times together.
Where it gets confusing is that I will go very long stretches of time without talking to her and she isn't consistent in responding to my texts so I don't bother and figure the friendship fizzled out. Then after months I will hear from her and she will want to make grand plans so we do and then the same thing happens. Last year I didn't wish her a happy anniversary with her new husband. She commented that a friend would have done that. It was a little jarring....sometimes we don't talk for 9-10 month so I didn't think it was so important.
Generally I just find this pattern confusing.
How do IEEs view friendship?