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I need friends. - November 8th 2013, 08:48 AM

I need friends... I just need some people that I can relate to? That share the same/similar interests...

I don't know how to meet new people though...help?

Oh, and I get on better with boys.
   
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Re: I need friends. - November 8th 2013, 09:19 AM

Hi Beth,

I think the best way to meet new people is to try out activities that you haven't tried before, for example take up a new hobby or a sport which gets you out and about with people that you haven't spoken to or even met before.

If you're worried about speaking to people first, try talking to people online, you'll find that your conversational skills will increase dramatically, if you wish to talk to someone you're free to leave me a VM/PM, I'll be sure to get back to you whenever I can.

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Re: I need friends. - November 8th 2013, 07:18 PM

Hi there, Beth!

I often here this question; so don' think you are alone with having difficulties trying to create/maintain friendships. I would first try to start getting involved. Join a group, club, sport, get a part-time job, or even volunteer at a local organization. All these different activities/organizations can help you with gaining friendships. As far as how to actually start conversations with people (which I know alot of users here ask about), start simple and then build on that. For example, just say hi to people you see. After that and you see them a few more times, start having larger conversations (ex: "Hi, how are you?" or "What's up ______" or "Have a great weekend!"). All these simple conversations will carry you far. After a few of the simple conversations, then slowly begin to build onto them. Eventually you will be able to have 15-20+ minute conversations with people without any major issues. This will help maintain friendships.

However I do want to let you know that making friends (and keep them) is most definitely a trial and error process. You will lose some, but you will also gain some. It just takes a bit of time and patience.


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Re: I need friends. - November 9th 2013, 11:24 PM

Making friends is quite a difficult thing to do. I'm 22 and I don't have an awful lot of friends myself. Try and do more activities that gets you out of the house and meeting new people. Be it school activities or night classes to learn new skills.

Another thing to think about is to not rely too much on the thought of having a lot of friends. You need to learn how to be on your own and to be okay doing that. It's nice to have a lot of people to talk to and spend time with, but don't forget about yourself, and how nice it is to have that alone time.
   
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