Why Is It Hard To Make Friends…
By: Alex Williams (New York Times)
Click on the title link and read this VERY interesting article and come back here and weigh in your thoughts. Have you, too, found it hard to make new friends after college? Do you wish you had more close friends these days? Do you ever find it awkward to “To Set up a Date With A New Acquaintance?”
In the article…a few statements resounded with me…”You resign yourself to SITUATIONAL friends!” The interviewee says, “I have a cocktail friend and a book friend and a parenting friend and several basketball friends and a neighbor friend and a workout friend.” “It’s much easier filling in those gaps in my life,” she added, “than doing an exhaustive approach for a new friend.”
I can totally relate to this…with working full time, I don’t have the energy to find just the perfect few friends, that can fit the whole bill of all of my interests. So with that said, I too have the game friends, book friends, going out to dinner friends, work friends, blogging friends etc. It does give you a lot of variety of people to add richness in your life. Plus, I have found…it takes the pressure off of a couple of friends to be the “ALL” for you.
Can you relate to this article? It has had thousands of hits, in the last few days!
Let me hear you thoughts on this stage of your life?