I usually try to go out with friends or my loved one once a month because this will allow me to have time to unwind from the stress that work gives me. I think that my friends understand this because they are also working. There will also be days when I would also need time for myself.
Even if I have some free time, I would like to spend it alone with a good book and the snack that I would like to consume while reading. I do my best to be with my friends though whenever they need me. I can recognize if they definitely need my help. I go out of my way in order to talk to them and meet up with them during these times. As a friend, I make it a point to be with them through the good times and the bad.