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In the Media – Making Friends in a New Place (AARP)

Published: May 8, 2015 | Last Updated: May 8, 2015 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
AARP Life Reimagined

AARP Life Reimagined

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May 5, 2015

Moving can topple your friendships but it also can offer opportunities: The ability to make friends in a new place! Writing for AARP, journalist Cristina Ianzito offers some suggestions for making new friends after a move.

She interviewed Dr. Levine and others:

Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., a psychologist and author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend and Thefriendshipblog.com, says the best way to find friends is to follow a passion—and whether it’s golf, tennis, bridge or art, participate in your chosen activity regularly. That allows you to have contact with the same people over and over, and familiarity breeds friendship.”

You can read the article in its entirety on the AARP Life Reimagined website.

Do you have any suggestions to add on making friends in a new place?

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  1. Cyn says:

    I am from NYC and currently live in Cheyenne Wyoming. I have been here on and off for 10 years, I have yet to make connections and friends with anyone in this town. The attitudes are very cliquish almost like a sorority attitude. I am too old for that nonsense so I pretty much keep to myself. I have an Autistic son and the school offers not opportunity to connect with other parents. In NYC, I belonged to PA and The Leadership committee. I am also without a car in a place where it is needed. Even with that said, I walk to places and I have my ex husband to help me out. With women it is all about HS connections. I do not understand that mentality at all. In NYC, we move on and we grow up and we make brand new connections. In Cheyenne people are not interested in meeting new people. I am 52, too old for HS BS. I go to places on my own, one of the things about being from a Big City is being able to be on my own and be okay.

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