Angel Irulan Posted February 11, 2012 Share Posted February 11, 2012 I wonder what you think of fair weather friends? This year I've been hit hard by the realization that many of my friendships are truly superficial and the least thing can send them off the rails. An example, my friend Mary was at a store with me and told me off because I did not hand the bills to the cashier, but put them down right in front of her on the counter. She had an absolute fit right then and there. I'd been wondering about her anyway, because sometimes when I saw her it was at work and she acted like she didn't want to see me, she made no eye contact...I was thinking either she's depressed or she just doesn't like me. Instead of being damned with faint praise, I was damned for a faint faux pas, if it even was. (I work with money and that type of thing does not bother me.) I had another friend who was an online pal for for over twelve years and then I started noticing that when I was on a website and she was as well, I always had trouble with trolls, stalkers,etc. I decided to bail on her. That left me with one in town friend and I really share nothing with her except pets and our dads were mean to the family. I decided that I need to go out and make all new friends. My Facebook pals are in another city and really are from another part of my life, we are not in touch except to make a Facebook post here and there. I moved away years ago, and through jobs I've been in three cities in the last decade. My life consumes all my time and I have no idea how to make new friends as a single person who is job hunting. (No bucks to go to new places or find a few new hobbies.) Has anyone ever been in this situation? What did you do? How strange is it to be socially somewhat isolated as an older woman? Link to comment
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