Repeat after me: Friendship is a two way street, but being a good friend starts with me.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned there are several things grown folks never seem to have enough of. We never have enough sleep. There never seems to be enough money. And we never seem to have enough friends. While all of those things are important, only one of them makes life worth living and feel more whole. And while most people agree that this observation is true many of us ask ourselves silently how you make friends as an adult. And once we make those adult friends, we find ourselves asking how to keep friends as an adult.
In my opinion, it’s never difficult to find people to be friends with as an adult. People are everywhere. You can find potential friends at work, at the gym, the grocery store, etc. I actually found one of my closest friends at an eye check up. She went from checking my husband’s eyes, to shooting pool with us at the bar right after meeting at the appointment to becoming life long friends. See, potential friends are everywhere. The problem that adults run into is the follow through of keeping friends.