I'm having a hard time writing some of my stories (The Outpost Series for one) because people don't live in a vacuum. What I mean by that is that people have connections. Those connections are their family and their friends. Yet even the most boring life I can think of would take a lot of pages just to list the interactions let alone the relationships that I have.
So what to do?
I'm trying hard to sort out those relationships that are the most important and tell about them in a reasonable amount of time and space. I hate to have stories get stalled as several of mine are over the issue of relationships as I obviously as a singleton who has not ever managed to have a truly successful relationship have no idea of how to form or describe.