Sunday Poser # 17

Welcome to week # 17 of Sunday Poser

Some say friends are more important than family.

My question today is;

Do you find it easy to make new friends?

I have a few school friends and some from my adult life. I am lucky that I kept in touch with my friends and we are pretty close. My relationship with my school friends is just like the one I have with my siblings.

But making new friends at this age is difficult. I have casual Acquaintances from recent years but not close friendships. I can talk to strangers because I’ve overcome my inherent shyness and can spend time pleasantly, but till now I haven’t formed any lasting friendships since I’ve turned 50.

The only exception is the blogging world. In the last 2 1/2 years, I’ve made a lot of friends here. Though I haven’t met any of you, I still count you as my good friends.

So what about you?

Does making friends comes easily to you and you have friends of all ages in your circle?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.




37 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 17

  1. It depends on the definition. I’m easy to get along with, so new people usually like me. It’s not hard to make chitchat and be pleasant. But making a new true friend I can trust with serious confidences is a different thing. That’s not easy to find…

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  2. At my age, it’s not hard to make acquaintance type friends, but real true friends takes time. And those, you can count on one hand for most people. There’s a line about friends that says something like “… if you have one friend for life, you are truly blessed.”

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    1. Same here Larry. I count myself very lucky to have a few very good and old friends. Yes, acquaintances are easy to come by but not friends. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  3. I lost touch with all my friends through my disability and the ending of my marriage.
    I can easily make an acquaintance or three. Like Paula wrote, chit chat is easy. Even a “date” to hang out, coffee, whatever. True friends that know your secret side, that’s difficult at any age.
    I have less than a handful of close friends. I think it would be difficult to maintain more than that. A deep relationship like that takes time and effort to maintain.🤷🏼‍♀️💕

    Good question, Sadje!💕🌺🦋✨


  4. Hmmm. I would say, especially this past year, no. Though I have greatly enjoyed the new remote book club I started a few months ago. It’s given me the opportunity to meet some new local people. Fun. I do look forward to more socializing in this next year. Nice prompt, Sadje.

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  5. As I get older, I lose more friends. But the ones that have always been there, are still here. The ones who only wanted me for one reason or another, they’re pretty much all gone. So not really a bad thing. At least I know and can say I know who my friends are.

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  6. I think it is harder for me to make close friends now… I have been hurt by a couple of “friendships” that apparently weren’t as real to them as they were to me and I was ghosted. But I think once I get past the initial nerves and shyness I do make friends easier now that as a kid. Good question!

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  7. Hi!!!! For me, this question has two levels. The people that I meet on social media or people in the neighborhood I do develop a friendship. It is a friendly friendship. One of hi and we share with each other how we are doing. We are very cordial with each other. Also in my life are my close friends. With these friends, they are very important in my life. We share the type of relationship with each other that we are open and honest. We can talk about absolutely anything in our lives.

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    1. Thanks Lisa for sharing your thoughts. Yes, close friends are those with whom we share our thoughts and feelings as well as life events. And it’s nice to have friendly neighbors too.


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