Friends without Kids – Spokesman Review

Published: April 26, 2010 | Last Updated: April 26, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Virginia de Leon

April 26, 2010


These days, my social life revolves around my children and their activities. The people I spend the most time with end up being other parents – usually mothers – who have preschoolers and kids in kindergarten or the first grade.

It wasn’t always this way, of course. There once was a time when my friendships had nothing to do with playdates, school or family dinners. Instead, they were based on work, common interests and hobbies, similar schedules that allowed us to gather regularly at a pub or a restaurant..

Irene S. Levine, author of "Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend," advises focusing on things you still have in common and making time to cultivate your friendship.

"The life of a mother is so much in flux, but before you know it that baby will be in nursery school and then elementary school and you’ll have time you never dreamt you’d have," Levine told the Tribune.

"If you don’t nurture the friendships you had, you’ll find yourself bereft of friendships when you want them most."


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