Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. Casual to Close. When we have an issue with our romantic partner, a family member, or even a colleague, the first person we turn to is often a friend. Our friends are there when we need a listening ear, words of encouragement, or some pointed advice. They help us problem-solve and cope with the difficult feelings that come from personal or interpersonal struggles.
How, Exactly, Does One Make Friends as an Adult?
6 Easy Ways to Make New Friends as an Adult
Making friends as an adult can be hard. From childhood through our early 20s, the opportunities to meet like-minded people are plentiful: Recess! After-school clubs! But once you get into the rhythm of a 9 to 5 job, it can be difficult to go outside your immediate circle and have meaningful conversations with anyone that's not in your apartment or your office. Below, these six BFFs describe the random, unexpected ways they made it happen.
Adult friendship may be more complicated sometimes, but that's why it's so meaningful to me
Latest Issue. Past Issues. In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.
The summer of was one for the books. We saw each other all the time, especially during those summer months in Adult friendships have so many more variables, so many more emotions, so much more at stake.