Side-by-Side and Face-to-Face
I like things side-by-side. Sally likes things face-to-face.
I like talking side-by-side on long walks. Sally likes talking face-to-face on the sofa, or at restaurants, or in her therapist’s office.
I like hanging out side-by-side watching movies or series on Netflix. Sally likes hanging out face-to-face, conversing with others in small groups about the things that matter to them.
I like working side-by-side in our mutual office, each of us following our individual pursuits in the presence of the other. Sally likes working face-to-face on the same project, collaborating and discussing and deciding and enacting together as a team.
I like editing my books side-by-side, each of us reading and tweaking and sharing things over email. Sally likes editing face-to-face, meeting and discussing and chewing things over.
I like side-to-side because it’s not so overwhelming. Without the constant pressure of the face-to-face, I can more easily get in touch with who I am, what I think, what I want, and how I feel.
Sally likes face-to-face because… well, I’m not sure I really understand why Sally likes things face-to-face. She’ll probably tell us in a comment.
Maybe she’s crazy.