definition: a process in which two or more sequences of activities are going on simultaneously.
no, this is not in reference to the uncanny ability of a group of females, who co-exist in the same space for even a short period (ha!) of time, to synchronize the states of 'irritable' and 'needy'. although i would argue that any male who comes into contact with a regularly ovulating female, will also experience similar shifts in mood and an impoverished sense of self.
it would appear that there are some universal themes that are constant, however i only become aware of them (rather like suddenly noticing the roads are filled with other L-plated novice drivers when learning how to reverse park and master the art of a 3 point turn) if it mirrors my own experience. this evening, i listened to a 'degree of separation friend' who is experiencing relationship stress; his frustration sounded all too familiar, as he had apparently been dating my emotional "twin". nothing like empathizing with someone in pain and concurrently examining your own inventory. bloody karma; so much for geography and running away.
thank god for "universality". definition: the character or state of being universal; existence or prevalence everywhere.
it's nice to know that other people are anxious/angry, changing jobs/significant others, rubbing/picking at baby blankets/shell sweatpants, letting go, and tantrumming along with you.