Making Friends As An Adult

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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


I'm Rupa Wong.

Hi! I'm Dr. Rupa Wong. Physician. Private Practice Owner. Mama to 3 kids. Managing Partner. Educator. Textbook Author. Conference Co-Founder. Mentor. I am more than just one thing, even as a doctor and I bet you are too. I would love to help you envision the life you want, and then get after it. What are you waiting for?


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