Give friends a break. Like any long relationship, you will go through ebbs and flows. You may have periods where you disconnect but don’t over-react and don’t give up on a relationship that’s meaningful. They will tell you in their own time.
Get outside yourself. I’ve made so many amazing friends in the most unexpected places. When you put yourself in new situations and do things you are excited about, you will naturally meet new people. And when it’s naturally, it’s more likely they will want to connect again.
Listen for what works for you. I’m all about asking for advice and giving it. But in the end, you have to make up your own mind. Advice is just perspective. So get it. And get it from people who have different life experience than you, or you will end up with all the same answers and that doesn’t get you anywhere new.
About Three Gifts (and tell us yours):
Three Gifts for a 20-Something: What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”? Here 40-somethings share three wishes to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for them (not their parents, friends, teachers or society). No more woulda, coulda, shoulda.
You can submit your three gifts here (no matter what your age).