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What’s the latest in friendship this century? I’m a social person suddenly lost in an empty world.  My friends have often been tied to work, church or organizations, however currently due to circumstances I am not affiliated with those specific places right now.  The friends from before are not reaching out to me, even though I try to keep in touch.  SO what’s the protocal with former friends and what’s a good way to move in a possitive direction to make new friends?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 2, 2010
    • Thank you for bringing this up. So many people are busy with life, stress, work, family and often friendships head to the bottom of the priority list. I understand how you feel and I bet many of us have been right in the same transition you‘re in now.

      When I moved to Hawaii I had a hard time making friends. I have a handful of cherished pals here now but I have to admit that reaching out on this site expanded my friendships considerably. I’ve met other women from all parts of the country and made friendships that I believe will be lasting. Keep reaching out here; maybe there is a member in your community you can strike up a friendship with. Also, mingle with people in your area, strike up conversations, volunteer, take classes of interest in the community college, check with the local chamber of commerce or welcome center for groups of similar interest.

      Best of luck!

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      Donna10 wrote Mar 3, 2010
    • Thanks, i appreciate the feedback.  I am trying new avanues and know that that will take time.  So here is a big stumbling block for me.  I have a group of friends from a prvious church/school.  When I left the church/school i knew keeping these friends would be tricky and a lot of the communication would fall on me. (I’m the one not in the group by location (church/school)) I feel I’ve kept my end of the bargain by calling, e-mailing and getting together when I can.  The problem is they don’t reciprocate.  No one calls, and I usually only get the group forwarded e-mails.
      My assumption is that i should just close the door and move on but with this being my only thread of connection it is still very difficult.  Does anyone have any more words of wisdom.  I’m really in need of encouragment here:)

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