Divorce Advice: Create a New Social Circle
Dealing with Divorce can really take a toll on your social life. One thing many people may find after a divorce is that they lack a social circle. Some people get so caught up in their spouse that they lose contact with any friends they had before their marriage, while other people find that they shared “couple friends” with their spouse. It may be uncomfortable and awkward to spend time with “couple friends” as a single person.
Making new friends after a divorce can be hard. When you are younger, it seems as though you have more places to meet people, whether it was at school, an activity, or through other friends. Now, you may have a very settled routine of work and family.
Here are some tips on how to break out of your shell and create a new social circle:
Get In Touch With Former Friends – Go through your old phone or address book and call up some friends that you may have lost touch with. You’ll have fun catching up and you may rekindle some great friendships.
Become More Active On Facebook – Chances are, you have a lot of “friends” on Facebook that you don’t regularly see or talk to. Become more active on Facebook and chit-chat a little with the people you went to school with or knew from former jobs. You may find out that you have a lot in common with some of them. Ask them to coffee to catch up in person!
Host A Get Together – Why not host a little party or get together at your place? You can invite your friends and/or relatives. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or extravagant. You can even make it a simple brunch or lunch party.
Take A Fun Class – Is there something you always wished you knew how to do? Whether it’s cake decorating or photography, this could be a great time to take a fun class. You’ll be able to learn something and meet new people with similar interests.
Volunteer For Your Favorite Cause – You will meet all kinds of new people and help out your favorite charity by volunteering.
It may be difficult – and even uncomfortable – to step out of your comfort zone. But making new friends will help you feel better about yourself and can make the divorce process a lot easier.
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