How Do Adults Even Make Friends?!

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Making friends seems harder the older I get. I had a good group of friends in elementary and middle school. As I moved onto high school it was a little harder because I moved around quite a bit. During college it wasn’t too hard to make friends, especially during the years I lived on campus. Now that I’m out of college I find making friends so difficult.

I have job, but it’s a therapist position so I don’t have coworkers I interact with; the majority of my work is done with my clients and supervisor. This has left me feeling totally at loss when it comes to making friends. Where am I even going to meet people?

I think about volunteering and joining groups but since I’m such an introvert I would much rather chill at home. I know this doesn’t help when it comes to making friends. That being said, it would be nice to have people to go out with since most of the people I am friends with no longer live in my area. I’m just tired of doing things alone and honestly it would be great to have more people to talk to.

I mean it must be possible because everyone I know has a group of friends. I just can’t help but wonder if there’s something wrong with me.

Why can’t it be as easy as middle school?

4 thoughts on “How Do Adults Even Make Friends?!

  1. hoshinoinochi says:

    I suggest you search a hobbie and go for it! that way you’ll meet people in a comfortable way. I say that cause I used to be very shy and introvert as well. I found myself a new hobbie and got used to tall to people.

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  2. crazy grad mama says:

    Nope, nothing wrong with you. It’s hard to make friends as an adult introvert. Can you find events where everyone is doing something? (vs. a purely stand-around-and-chat social gathering) I find those a lot easier to navigate.

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