Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You Can't Have Too Many: Tips For Making New Friends

In my last blog I talked about the importance of staying in touch with friends and loved ones. But many people who are depressed feel lonely and even feel they have no, or few friends. It's a catch 22 situation: social contact can help you cope with depression; but depression can prevent social contact.
So, working on the theory that you can never have too many friends and acquaintances, I came across this blog that lists some intersting ways in which you can expand your circle of acquaintances who'll maybe some day become friends.
Here's the link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Xq203/friendship.about.com/od/Meeting-New-Friends/tp/Make-New-Friends-During-Your-Daily-Routine.htm

And don't forget - freindship is a two way street. Try to be a friend in need when your friends need you. You'll both benefit.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your article. I found the link very interesting, particularly the one about getting know the neighbors. Having grown up in a neighborhood where everyone knew everyone, it is very strange to be in a condo where I don't know the neighbors at all. I guess people are scared of each other or they just like their privacy - which I can appreciate. Also people move in and out. I think the best way to get to know neighbors to walk the dog.