Nurturing Adult Friendships
Let’s face it: It’s hard to make friends as an adult. If you don’t stay connected to childhood or college friends, you might wind up knowing lots of people, but being close to few. It’s an unfortunate reality for many, given that research shows how vital close friendships are for well-being.
There are many reasons why it’s difficult to bond closely with others in adult life—ranging from lack of time to a focus on careers, finances and family, to an emphasis on quantity over quality—but it is possible to get closer to existing friends. Writing in The New York Times, Emma Pattee offers some ways of doing so:
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1/21/2020 09:25:19 pm
As one ages it’s even more important to make new friends, especially younger ones. I decided to reach out to acquaintances that I like over the past holiday season. I’m not especially fond of big parties but I thought that it was important for me to be more social this year. I really enjoyed myself and enjoyed the people that I got to know a little bit better including a couple of neighbors and friends with mutual sports interests.
1/27/2020 06:01:16 pm
We so agree with you Kay. We made a decision several years ago to cultivate new and younger relationships. We treasure these new ones as much as the tried and true older relationships. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with our community.
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