When you were a child in school, it was probably easy to make friends. You spent recesses with classmates and maybe even saw them after school. If you participated in sports or other activities, you probably met new people there as well.
So why is it so hard for adults to make friends? The truth is that adults are busy with work, family and hobbies, and are not always keen on making new friends. So when you’re going through a divorce and you want to start a new life as a single man or woman, how do you go about making new friends?
Think about how you usually spend your day and then use these situations to meet new people. Here are some examples of how to meet friends.
Surely you have a co-worker who you’d like to get to know better. Maybe it’s the older man who sits in the cubicle next to you. Perhaps it’s the new woman who seems shy. Ask them if they’d like to meet up with you after work for a drink or maybe dinner. Who knows—maybe you’ll be meeting up on weekends as well to hang out!
If you have an interest in anything, there’s probably a group you can join. Whether you’re interested in birdwatching, sports, cars, art or anything else, you can probably find a local group that meets regularly. You’ll have a friend who shares your same interests, and you’ll see them often, so it’s a win-win situation.
If you’ve been wanting to get in shape for a while, now is a good time to get support from a workout buddy. If you go to the gym, look for someone who shares the same workout routine as you or has an interest in the same activities. Having someone work out with you keeps you accountable. You can stay healthy and motivated together. It’s a great way to start out a new friendship.
If meeting new friends isn’t going as well as you hoped, consider getting back in touch with old friends. Maybe you haven’t talked to your high school or college friends in a while. Give them a call and ask to meet up. This may take some courage, but you’ll be glad that you at least tried. Maybe you’ll get to reminisce about the funny things you did in your younger years. This can help you feel better about your divorce.
While dealing with divorce is hard, sometimes the situations you have post-divorce can be even harder. This includes living on your own and making new friends.
The Columbia divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. can help you with your divorce and beyond. Get the help you need to move on with ease. We have two offices to serve you. Call (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.
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