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Making and keeping friends
I have been having a hard Time making and keeping friends. I never had this issue until recently and I did not know where else to turn and I came across this site and board. I also do not know if I am being too sensitive. I am 32 yo married with an almost 2 yo child. I have the same group of girlfriends since high school and we've all managed to stay close althought I dont get to talk to them all of the time. Everyone is busy with their own lives some married with kids some not married. I am now a sahm after being laid off. Most of my friends are working. I have tried making new friends at the gym and through clases for my child and have managed to make a few friends here and there but nothing lasting. Any attempt that I have made to get closer to another mom is usually shot down. Or if I have made a relationship the person has stopped contacting me after we have had a few playdates. At times I feel lonely or that my self-esteem has taken a hit. I may not be the most outgoing person but i do think I am nice and friendly and fun to be around. The funny thing is is that some of these other moms I still bump into at classes or on Facebook etc and it seems that they have purposely excluded me or stopped talking to me. It makes me feel bad for my child being that this also excludes her even though she doesnt understand. Does anyone else have a similar situation that They aR e in? Or any advice? I think staying home from work has given me more time and I think it can be out boerdrom/ depression that I feel this way. I understand that In life people grow aPart and stop talking but this seems like it is happenning too much. Tia.