I have zero friends and few acquaintances. My lack of friendships is making me feel inadequate. I want a group of girlfriends I can confide in and connect with — even a single friend would mean so much. I get tearful when I see groups of friends out and about. Mariella replies First, congratulations are in order. To have maintained your marriage all these years without friends to offload your frustrations on; to have raised teenagers without mates to empathise, sympathise and offer counselling, and to be a full-time worker without pals to moan to over a bottle of wine means you should be feeling very proud. In a society in which for many of us friends are in pole position and who at times are valued even more highly than spouses is, as you identify, certainly something to mourn.
How to Keep the Friendships You Accomplish You might have noticed that, at the same time as a kid, you found it at ease to make friends. But, as you've reached adulthood, your friends' list can have dwindled a bit or a lot. So, not only might you have fewer friends, but maybe you even have difficulty making new friends at this stage in your animation. This is a familiar feeling along with adults. What happened? Why can't adults seem to find people with whom they connect? People want to be liked, and people want and basic friends. Plus, it feels good en route for like other people.
Above all being someone who works from abode. Which really got me thinking a propos the causes. The most disturbing amount about this for me is so as to we can be surrounded by ancestor all day long, but still air lonely. So where do we start? You can even sign-up for a class at a local community academy.