I am not sure what people meant when they say they wanted alone time. I am not that kind of person I guess. My energy is drained when I don't have anyone to talk to. Atleast one person needed to understand me. I guess we all need that once in a while. That one person needed to be strong because if that person happened to be just another one who will lean on us when we are so tired already, then this association may not be a good idea. It will disrupt our process of trying to be independent.
I have been always looking forward to birthdays, it is a special day and there are things you must go thru on this day like recalling positive experience and perhaps even setting some goals for the next year, I am so happy to see this picture.