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Again, it's easy to get into a looping victim narrative — Loooking that time spent feeling sorry about not having enough friends is time you could be dedicating to cultivating a couple close friendships.
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Women are so hard to read sometimes, and you don't want to push yourself on someone, who doesn't have any interest in being friends, but not asking, more than twice, is not a great effort either. Definitely going to find groups with similar interests and go from there. Have a great day. I needed to read this right now! I'm trying to make friends in the Looking for new friends 24 Jonesboro 24 I've lived in for seven!
bew I would've never thought to try to make plans five times before giving up. I would think times would be a sign that it wasn't going to happen. Joining organized groups is a good one. If not a church or neighborhood group, then volunteering with an organization. I've just started doing that and have found that even if I don't meet anyone I'm interested in pursuing as a friend, I still have a good time and feel like I've done something good.
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I had the same rationale when I signed up. If I didn't like anyone, it would still be doing something to help people. We're now planning a 4th of July barbecue. It's awesome! I second the point about actually making contact with your existing friends. Friiends have moved around my whole life, and my young adult life has been particularly transient.
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He doesn't realize that the few friends of his that he's stayed in touch with are now going on years… even if he only lived in close proximity to them for short periods of time. The weekly continuity has helped and we try to get together at least times a year, even though we live about miles apart! But then I need to remember to make friends in-town and not just rely on my 1 awesome phone friend as well as remember that I don't have to have just one awesome freinds friend!
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I love Facebook! It made my 25th high school reunion easier — not everyone was a stranger that I hadn't had contact with in 15 years, there were already casual relationships in place because we see each other on-line. It's also helped me build relationships with cousins outside of my immediate family group. My family moved away when I was in grade school so I didn't grow up with any of them and only saw a handful yearly when we went home to visit. Thanks to FB I have connections to a family network that I wouldn't have any other way — including the young ones that are 30 years younger than me.
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My husband and I moved from within an hour of our childhood towns halfway across the country three years ago, and it's only been in the last six months that I've really started feeling like we're making progress on the friend front. Having a baby has helped… I agree with ALL of the above advice, plus one thing: One group of friends meets for a monthly pot luck brunch — mostly moms and babies, a few dads. Another two moms who have babies the same age as mine have started meeting me at our weekly farmers market there's music and ice cream and cool people.
Also, my husband and I drop the baby off with his grandparents and attend a monthly event at our local bar a different brewery rep comes and does a free tastingwhere we've made friends with three other couples that always attend. Don't give up! I would also add Standing Conversations! If you start to talk to friend X every Wednesday when you drive to work, and friend Y when you drive home on Thursday, whether every week or every few weeks, suddenly your drive is more interesting and you are SUPER down with everything happening in both X's and Y's life.
I even do this Lookinb my dad! Great suggestion! If they can't make it, no big deal—they already know when the next gathering will happen. The other advantage of standing plans is that it makes it easier for people to invite their other friends, thus broadening your circle.
Yes Yes Yes to Standing Plans. I met a whole group of random people in my new city by being invited to Friday Night Dinner. I think it started with a couple of guys who were friends in high school, and everyone just invited other people, who invited other people.
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We've made couple friends ffor individual friends, and have gone to festivals and concerts with "the group". I'm lucky that I wandered into an established group with a main person who Harvester Missouri county il girls tits out the text messages, but there's no reason you couldn't start your own similar group.
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The problem I'm running into now in my new city is that I keep comparing the new people I meet to my old established friendships…and they don't measure ffriends.
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There's a reason certain friendships work for so many years even if you are far apart and go through lots of changes in your life. It takes time and effort to build up that level of friendship!
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Thanks for posting this! I just moved across the country Florida to Washington and have a newborn, so I really need a little encouragement in this area. I love your advice! Maggie — where are you in Washington? We're new to Spokane, and are having a time of it making friends. Are you close to this side of the state? Spokane is actually a pretty friendly place I just moved AWAY from Wives want hot sex KY Cave city 42127 after 12 years off and on [mostly on]but a lot of it can be mobilized around interests.
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That last point was a nice reminder for me. I often convince myself that everyone else has a huge group of amazingly close BFFs while I have one really close friend nearby and a couple more scattered across the country. I've also noticed that this just seems to be my default setting… I'm naturally introverted, and I pretty much always have one really close friend aside from Looking for new friends 24 Jonesboro 24 spouse and then several other semi-close-friends who Jonesbor hang out with regularly—mostly in groups with my other friends—but don't dedicate the same energy to as my closest friend.
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But it takes work. I've wanted to do "blind friend dates" where I set up friends of mine who don't know each other but would probably hit it off. Or you could do the same at a party, even being explicit about it: I've totally done that… I call it "being each other's people".
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Making friends -is- like dating, I don't do it often and I have Im looking for a big boned thick female hard time doing it casually You like this thing I like AND you laughed at my jokes? As someone who is socially anxious I know it's a truly terrible idea to compare your social life to your perceptions of other people's social lives for me the spiral starts with "normal people do x" and let me tell you nothing good ever comes out of this spiral.
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