But the high percentages suggest that both sexes see it as a tall order.“Making friends as an adult can be difficult, especially since a lot of the time, people already have their own friend groups established and aren’t open to making new friends,” said one 27-year-old respondent, a single woman.But truthfully, this is not the case: We will continue to love and thrive even in the absence of this person who may well have left an indelible mark.It may take time, but inevitably, you will grow to see that no one in the world has the power to define you (other than yourself).Different and delightful people for all purposes and all seasons.But after the social whirl of college is over, how do you go finding a friend as an adult?If we ourselves have caused the fissure, we self-criticize.Either way, we’re grieving a part of us we think we can’t be without.
Here Stout talks about why it’s especially painful to break things off with your former ride-or-die—and how building resilience and shifting your perspective can potentially save a friendship.
You may have a new restaurant pal (or walking partner, or drinking buddy) in no time.
No relationship is perfect—and even our very closest, best-of-best-friends-forever bonds can deeply disappoint us, or, worse, break apart.
And 29% said they had volunteered to look for a chum.
Being friends means showing up – and having enough time to make friends in the first place.