Friendships do not always have to be the types that potentially COULD rush over in the middle of the night to help you out of a bind with your gag reflux children. They don’t have to be the type that will help dive down to the bottom of your flooded basement and open a drain, and they certainly don’t have to be the kind to offer you a kidney. (And if they offer you one without you asking… euuewww)
Check out my other articles on friendship here. It’s kind of a series that I’m just starting 🙂
Friendships need not be profound, or long term
Sure its nice to have close friends- but you’re not going to have 1000 of those. Consider just plain human interactions as GOOD things for you. A casual acquaintance is not all bad , nor is a work friend, or someone you sit next to in a class or while visiting your kid’s class. You may never visit each other’s homes or meet each other’s husbands, but you might enjoy that 15 minutes a week or hour a month you spend together.
Just don’t overdo it! Treat this friendship with the appropriate level of affection- Sometimes when you assume too deep of a relationship, it gets creepy- don’t be creepy. And who knows- the chance for more could develop.
Making Meaningful Connections
A couple of years ago my husband bought me a book- The Art of Friendship, by Roger and Sally Horchow. The book provides “70 simple rules for making meaningful connections.” It was a simple book chocked full of ideas regarding how to make more friendships, and develop deeper friendships.