Episode 44: Making Friends is HARD!
Do you struggle making friends, keeping friends, being rejected by "friends"?
I'll be the first to raise my hand and say that making and keeping friends is HARD work. I have been rejected, uninvited, shunned, cold shouldered, you name it, I've been there. And because of all the feelings, it is easy to talk yourself out of making friends because the more friends you have, the chances of hurt becomes greater, am I right?
Well, as I have studied friendships on a personal level and academic, I have found that people with 10 or more good close friends have a happier life and live longer. That's right, throw away the supplements, because community is a huge secret to a long and happy life. But after the age of 25, it becomes harder to keep and maintain friends...so why is that?
Well that's what today's podcast explores. So listen in and be encouraged that this friend thing is hard, in fact, sometimes it feels impossible, especially in a COVID season, but persevere and press in, because the reward is so promising and will bring you a happier and healthier life!