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And when you do commit to something far in advance, it seems inevitable that one of your kids will get sick or someone will be stuck at work. Adjust your expectations. Plus, our higher value is seeing each other, not becoming foodies.
Dates need not be glamorous, says Bonior: Well, do you both shop at Costco? When her kids were in preschool for only a few hours a day, Bonior found a way to hang Looking for a good female adults friends with other moms and be productive at the same time—by sitting side by side, folding laundry yes, one person brought her clean laundry over or clearing out their email inboxes.
Initiating conversations—much less invitations—is daunting. Do you have family close by?
Compliment her jacket. The more positive interactions that take place, the easier it is for a friendship to blossom. Nelson believes people need to get together six to eight times before they consider themselves friends.
Just you and your friend? Everyone else? Maybe you have a bossy kid and she has a supersensitive one.
Maybe age or gender differences are the problem. Or the kids are fine, but the husbands sit there like bored teens.
Either way, family friction causes your friendship to suffer. Certain families will never be the ones you rent a vacation house with. Everyone will be happier. Each and every one of them brought something rich to my life, and as we all got wasted goof my pool, the fear of leaving them and moving somewhere new started to slip away.
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This will give you something to focus on when conversation stalls, something to talk about, and something to anchor your time together.
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Choose something that gives hints about who you are. Loneliness is built out of shallow connection, so try to have a genuinely good chat with a new acquaintance to move them into friendship territory.
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Start some banter on Twitter with someone and then, if and when it seems appropriate, direct message them for a coffee. There are also a lot of friendship-making apps popping up now that allow you to meet someone with the express purpose of befriending them — Bumble BFFHuggle on frienda mode, Hey!
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