Redefining friendship

One of the loneliest feelings in the world is looking around you at the people you thought loved you and were your friends and realizing…there were just hanging out because they were in the same place at the same time that you were.

Those “friends” worked with you, ate with you, went out and did stupid things with you, laughed and sometimes cried until 3am with you. And now that things in your life have changed, so  have the people who used to be there for you.

So the mission begins all over again: developing new relationships with people with similar interests who can tolerate to be around you when you don’t make sense and do stupid things to embarrass them and yourself.

And where do you find those people? I found most of them through jobs that we both hated mutually and we established a connection based on that. Maybe that’s why things didn’t develop into true friendship in some cases.

I don’t really know where to start so I ask you: How do you go about making new friends?

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One thought on “Redefining friendship

  1. I’m not sure if this is a rhetorical question but I’ve found that bonding over hobbies is always good, especially music. The best way to develop a more lasting friendship is by making you both feel like you are apart of something special. It’s like positive reinforcement, if someone gets a good feeling when they are around you, they will want to continue having that regardless of the changing circumstances.

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