Adult friend fiender com
According to lore from under the sea, dolphins are smart as hell and very, very social while turtles prefer to navigate the water in solitude, slowly and steadily. The recognition of its rareness, the pursuit of something more. In the spirit of investigating what actually works (no, really!
It’s a different mentality, a philosophical fork, but for whatever reason, when the relationship is stricken (my ear can attest! ) when it comes to making, and keeping, friends as an adult, I asked the Man Repeller community (you? ) made their most recent, genuine adult friends and what takeaways were gleaned to inform subsequent friendship endeavors.
A client introduced me to this girl via email as she thought we would get along.
Turns out she grew up around the corner from me and our lives have followed very similar paths.
It’s definitely a strange breed of relationship, and feels very different from high school/college/law school friends.What did this experience teach you about making friends as an adult? Life can be very busy and as we get older and get married etc., it’s very important to put the effort into growing and maintaining existing friendships.Also, I think it’s important to remember that it’s healthy and sharpening to be friends with people who are different from you and it’s important not to expect them to be like you, but instead celebrate them for being who they were created to be.You know what they say — the best stuff bubbles up in the most unlikely of places.
Let your ear remind you of that the next time you’re at a pottery class.We used to hang out more regularly at the pub after work but she just had twins so her routine has changed a bit these days.Our last hangout was a gallery visit with the babies in tow.There’s a wealth of advice for how to conquer the challenge (sign up for a pottery class! ), but very little literature on how the implementation of these protocols actually pans out.