I "hypothesize" that the man might like to at least see the person he considers his best friend.
It wouldn't make sense to blame whoever's nearby. It would at least make some sort of sense to blame the people we have living in our heads, but I didn't say that I actually did. I don't know why I feel that way, though I'm trying to be better about it because we seem to be stuck in this strange situation with no sign of it changing. But if he thinks so little of me, I don't know why I should bother with that even.