2) Nearly everyone hates the beginning stages of building those friendships as they are often in filled with small talk, awkward moments, uncertain feelings and lots of energy depletion with near-strangers.
Just as you can get healthy and in shape without a health club, so can you make friends without going online.
Read below for her excellent suggestions to overcome your doubts and start making good friends -- yes, even as a busy grownup -- today. First, the easiest thing to do is to maximize the places we frequent, the people we know and profession we have -- even if some of them are new to us.
In other words, introduce ourselves to our neighbors, tell some of our Facebook friends to introduce us to people they know who live in our city or tell some of our friends we're looking to meet other mothers and try to reach out to a few people we can interact with for our work.
The context of having something in common -- our neighborhood, our new life stage or a our new job -- with the new people we meet makes it so much easier to move forward than if it were a complete and random stranger. The question isn't how many friends you have but whether you feel like your life is supported by the ones you have. " I teach the five Circles of Connectedness -- the five different types of friends we have and need -- to help us articulate the difference between the different roles that various friends can play in our lives.
Many of us know a ton of people and feel guilty about not staying in touch with everyone, but those are two different circles of friends than having a few close friends we feel close and connected to.