adult friendships

There are many reasons why adults might need or want to brush up on their social skills. They could just want to further develop themselves, as you've suggested, or perhaps they've changed jobs or moved to a new city and need to build a new support system.
Pretty much every failed relationship ends with the obligatory statement of 'Let's Be Friends'. Once the initial post-breakup
If the food of friendship is time together, how do we make the time to ensure we're all fed? My friends and I have recently come across a way to keep each other close. It fits into our lifestyles despite busy schedules and a surfeit of children. We call it the "kibbutz."
For those of us who are sick of whispering personal things in a crowded coffee shop.
There's been much discussion recently of helicopter parents and concerns that they're stifling the ability of young people to weather disappointment. We fear this generation lacks resilience, the ability to rebound from even the smallest crisis.
By: Dan Gentile The sad truth is that strangers almost always want something from you. The primary three motives are money
The internet isn't turning us into lonely hermits, but unlike say in elementary school, you're not necessarily going to be friends with people just because you may see them everyday.
met Marcie when we were in the fourth grade, and then a few years later, at 14, we met Michele when we all worked together as hostesses at The Naples Dinner Theater. We've shared decades of friendship that have sustained me through many tough times.
Last week, I stepped into a parked, red Sienna mini-van with my friend Karen, to see if we were breaking up. Karen and I had been close friends for years, made all the cozier by the fact that our same aged-boys were also friends. That is, until a few months ago when, powered by their moody adolescence, the boys started fighting.
Sometimes, I don't feel motherly enough, childless enough, married enough, single enough or career-driven enough to meet up with someone that I haven't seen in awhile.
Last night I was showing my daughter our wedding album, and I saw a ghost. There, grinning at me back at me from July 20
“Want to jack off together some time?” our friend August said to my husband, Jeff, one night over the phone. He invited Jeff
I once heard that souls travel in packs, and the longer I live, the more I believe this to be true. How else can you explain an instant friend?
We were dining with friends when a question took me totally by surprise. "Where are you going to be buried?" Buried? I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Are we really old enough to be thinking about where in the earth we want to be buried?
What social norms have you found yourself obeying/violating/noticing as you go through adult life? Which ones would you readily dispense with? Which ones are useful?
Ironically, I haven't yet met her. My inquisitiveness leads me to ponder possible theories about why women seem to often
You have never met a friend. But you have most certainly met amazing people you have turned into friends. And you can do it again.
We know how many potential friendships haven't been actualized because we dropped the ball. We waited for someone else to pursue. We waited for someone else to "just make it happen."
There's no easy way, once you're over a certain age, to make new friends, so here are five tips for creating new adult friendships.