Post # 1
FH and I have been looking for other couples to hang out with. We had one couple that was awesome and we had a ton in common, and a few months ago, they moved across the country, so we don’t have many local people to hang out with. While there are lots of couples we know who are super nice, we don’t seem to have much in common. We are both fairly independent, career-oriented, and traditional Catholics, while holding lots of nontraditional gender roles ideas. We have been blessed financially, and many of our friends are struggling. (I don’t care if our friends have money or not, but sometimes I feel like I have to censor what I say to not make them feel badly, and I hate that.) Several of our friends have kids, and that isn’t where we are right now. FH and I have found ourselves in a few groups looking for other like-minded couples, and despite both of us really trying to look for common ground, but keep finding most couples where they don’t understand why I would work if FH makes ok money. We have an awesome group of friends, but we are the only married couple and that’s hard too. Anyone else feel this way or have any ideas?
Post # 3
I know how you feel. Is there some kind of church group where you could look for like minded people?
Post # 4
Mr. Savannah and I are in the same boat… he moved to a different state a year ago this past November… and I followed this past November… He has made friends in the year that he was here by himself, but they are all singletons and younger (He met through his MBA program)…. and the few married couples that he has gotten to know are also younger and definitely in a different place in their lives… *sigh* We too are Catholic, and the only people we have met at church so far are older (70ish) people! It is so frustrating because all of our good friends live in other states and have been married with kids forever—and we are just in our early 30s! I wish we had a group of like-minded young couples to do things with–it isn’t like we are boring! (at least I don’t think so! haha) Where do you live??? LOL What about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity or something? (We are now in the Midwest, and there aren’t alot of activities outside at the moment…I feel like I need a new hobby :P) I hope you both meet some sassy and fun couples that you have tons in common with… HUGS
Post # 5
That’s what we were thinking, but we’ve tried several, and all of them were in different places in life than us or really different views- like several groups we were the only ones without kids, and everyone talks about their kids all the time, so not for us, or that in another group people thought it was odd that I work. Everyone we have met through church is really nice, but we don’t have much in common.
Post # 6
I’m sorry you’re feeling lonely.
Is there anyone at your work, or at FH’s work, who is paired up as well and that you or he like that you guys might be able to hang out with?
Post # 7
Darling Husband and I moved a year ago from Philadelphia to Seattle for my job. Yeah, it’s been hard. All of our family and friends are still in Philly. I had signed up for meetup groups for couples, girls only.. but with school now starting I don’t really have time.
I’m going to start doing one event that doesn’t take much time out of my day… like early Sunday or Saturday.
Thanks for this post, I’m going to sign up to do something this week.
Check out http://www.meetup.com and see if there are any groups in your area that you are interested in.
Post # 8
Thanks for the link to meetup! I have already found a few interesting ones.
Post # 9
aawww guitargirl I know how you feel…its so weird, sometimes I feel like I have an abundance of friends and family to hang out with and sometimes I feel like so lonely (refer back to my post about a week ago). It can suck, I’ve realized friends come and go and so can family (sadly enough(…you just have to learn to move forward in life and establish new relationships with good people