There is nothing scarier as an adult than making friends. It’s not that you’re unable to do it, it’s that it’s far easier to be five years old, pick a buddy and go and play. As an adult, making friends feels like dating. You want to find people with the same ideals as you, and that’s not always easy! You want to set boundaries and make sure that you are around people you consider to be similar to you.
Speaking to new people isn’t easy for most people – especially the introverts out there who often need a little more support when it comes to talking to new people. The good news is that whether you join a class or start to write an inmate or two, there are ways to make friends out there that make sense for you. You don’t have to talk to people you don’t want to talk to, but there are ways that you can find your circle. Below, here are some tips to make new friends.
Stat Small. You can start socializing easily with people by starting small with people that you know. Hanging out with your existing friends and their friends can help you to expand your circle. You can also reach out to acquaintances past and get to know them a little more. If there are people out there in parenting groups or workgroups that you can resonate with, you’ll be able to ensure that you get to know new people.
This is a collaborative post.