- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I am just curious about this. Also, in addition to the title question, do you have many friends?
I am 39, turning 40 in July. Ack!
Anyway, I don’t have a lot of friends. I have 2 female friends I am pretty close to but they have busy schedules and we don’t get together more than once a month or so. Usually much much less. I had another friend,more like a sister, and for reasons that are pretty long and detailed she and I have become totally distant, you could even say estranged. I don’t count her as a friend any longer.
The two female friends I have, I met at different times. One I have known since I was 17! She is older than me and was in college when we met, she lived in my neighborhood and we met because she had a part time job at the corner store.
The other I met when my boys were in private school. I worked at the school doing afterschool care and she signed up as a parent helper, and we hit it off. That was when our kids were younger; they are 13 now so it’s been about 8 years I’ve known her.
DW and I have a couple guy friends… we met them both at Starbucks, sounds funny I know but they both work at the Sbucks by the school we go to and they are awesome guys. Both gay guys, incidentally. One is near 40 and the other just in his early 20’s. But we don’t hang out much or anything.
I am guessing many people make friends through work? I wonder if that’s the problem for me… I am currently a full time college student and not working aside from selling on Ebay. I’ve been in school 2 years now. Before that I worked office temp jobs and I wasn’t ever around long. Before THAT I worked from home, for several years, and I had work buddies that I only ever talked to on the phone.
I always meet cool people when school is in session but they are always in their 20’s and we just don’t have much in common. I have more in common with my professors! I wonder if things will change when I am finlly finished with school in a few years?
I just get a little sad about it sometimes. I don’t need a “ton” of friends, I’ve never needed that, but I would like to hang out sometimes and not just with my spouse…