Some people don’t have a working model in which to evaluate their relationships. They can be unsure why some relationships aren’t going as expected while others are progressing more rapidly. By examining both the category of each relationship, along with the depth, potential retirees may better understand which relationships they should devote the most time and energy to. In order to evaluate the depth of each relationship. For this, we use a simple 5-point scale to differentiate between shallow, acquaintance-based relationships all the way to deeply intimate ones with best friends. In other words, a co-worker that a person sees at lunch may show up as a 1 or 2 on the scale, whereas someone in his or her inner circle would score near a 4 or 5.