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Expert advice on why we need friends, how to keep old friends and make new ones, from Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis. When was the last time you made a new friend? Or grabbed an early morning cup of coffee with an old friend?
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Remember how easy it was to make friends when you were a kid? You'd pick a classmate to share some crayons with and before you knew it, you were buddies. Play dates were coordinated courtesy of your parentstransportation included.
The second is your late 20s or early 30s, when some people start to get marriedsettle down with kids, and maybe relocate to somewhere a little bit more family friendly. And even though these are totally natural shifts, they can also feel totally overwhelming because, frankly, how are you supposed to make new friends as an adult? It can be more intimidating than it seems.
Verified by Psychology Today. Friendship 2. When it comes to relationships, romance often grabs the spotlight.
It's human nature to grow, change, and evolve over years of life. Over the years, with change and evolution, friends come and go as people drift apartdevelop new interests, move away, and find less in common with one another. People begin to learn that the loss of friendships is not so much a negative happening as it is a necessary one, in order to make room for new relationships and experiences as you move through new chapters of life.
Verified by Psychology Today. Startup Your Life. Coming off of a long weekend of hyper-social activity feels like the right moment to take a sober beat and do a little post-party analysis about the people with whom we choose to spend our time.