Making friends as an adult can be challenging. Not just situational friends – other parents at the preschool drop off friends, but real, actual friends.
There’s a reason for that. Sociologists have long noted that 3 conditions are integral for developing friendships.
Those 3 conditions are easily met when we are young or in college, but become more difficult as we are older. Life pulls us in different directions.
In this episode, I talk about my own struggle making friends when I moved to Hawaii with my husband 14 years ago and 4 strategies to develop close relationships even in adulthood.
She also shares her personal struggles when she moved from Boston to Hawaii 14 years ago and 4 tips for finding and maintaining friendships.
1. Staying Open to Being Connected
2. Learning to Prioritize the Friendship
3. Sharing Without Reservation
4. Not Discounting Virtual Friends