Hello!I'm 22 and am going through what I believe to be a kind of rough patch as far as friendly relationships go.Growing up, I had tons of close friends who I spent virtually all of my time with. I…Continue
"The thing my wife and I found is that groups of friends will change over time and that is okay. If you are a church goer go to the men's group meetings. As you are at a JC you may not have a lot of clubs to join. If you can…"
"Thanks everyone for the replies! Tons of very great advice in each and every comment. I have been trying to spend less and less time on the internet which is why I have not responded previously.
I have been doing a lot better as far as what I…"
"A lot of other guys have already said it but I'll say it again for what it's worth: what you describe is pretty normal. Some of us change while many of our friends don't. It's normal to want to hang on (especially since loyalty…"
"Enjoyed your post. I was at a cross road of the same vein a while back, I'm 32 now. Don't feel bad if you drift away from those previous friends. Unless they are trying to improve themselves, they'll hold you back involving you in…"
"Here in Columbus Ohio there is something called the Columbus Young Professionals Club. It is a group that hosts events/networking/sports for people from 21 to 45. Not sure if there is something like that where you live. www.cypclub.com Check…"
"Hey man, it seems that you're taking an interest in your own personal development kick-starting your life. Good for you!
One thought jumps out at me though, when I look at your list of hobbies, which "include personal finance,…"
It is not an issue of finding someone with whom you are in perfect sync. My best friends are actually my polar opposites. The differences are what make our friendships strong. They challenge me, and I them, and in fact…"
"It's probably not the "finding" that is the problem. It is being open and talking to them when they show up. When we are in high school we are kind of forced into friendships by activities and classes. In College all of that changes.…"
"Normally my reply would be to look at your interests, and participate in relevant group activities. But, seems pretty hard in your case (I've never heard of a personal finance interest group!). As mentioned, intramural sports would be the best…"
You know, I was in the same situation recently. I'm 21 and I've changed a lot since I decided to work on myself and built myself as a man. In taking this decision I've lost numbers of "friends". Some I can't…"
"School: likely harder at a small community college like yours, but it's still an obvious place to start--have you met anyone there you'd like to get to know better?
Clubs or other organizations
Sporting leagues: maybe…"
Hello!I'm 22 and am going through what I believe to be a kind of rough patch as far as friendly relationships go.Growing up, I had tons of close friends who I spent virtually all of my time with. I once was a lazy late-teenager with a small amount of "goals" and really no direction of where my life was headed. Surrounded by me were "friends" with the same kind of things going on. We all hung out, drank, did stupid things, etc, etc.Taking the short fast forward to now, I have changed quite a…See More
"I'm right there with you. Honestly, while life is precious, is it really more humane for a criminal to go to federal prison for a couple of decades or just be put out of his/her misery? I think society is a little brainwashed about…"
"At the risk of sounding like I understand women, consider that women often have a very hard time expressing their feelings, especially where it involves conflict or social awkwardness. Often girls will "pad" whatever they really want…"
"@Nathanael I'm 20 @J.D. I do agree that a fews week is nothing compared to a relationship, but I was just so blow away when things ended all of a sudden. I'm not trying to make this a sob story, I just wanted to know how to handle it."
"Still alive? Great - keep that up.
Feeling unfulfilled (like you have not accomplished much) and rejected is part of being 16. Do what you need to do, don't give up what you enjoy for the sake of others, and be patient with yourself. Things…"