Wanted: A New Best Friend.
4 years ago I worked in a lively environment where I saw tons of people daily and was close to the people I worked with. I worked with a woman who became my best friend, and we talked daily and saw each other regularly for a catch up, a moan, a laugh, a drink - whatever. I was made redundant and got another job - much quieter where I hardly see anyone - and we still kept in touch and were close. Last year, we weren't seeing so much of each other but I still text and called her. We made plans to meet (she doesn't drive so I always picked her up), and she cancelled by text the night before. We made other plans ........and she cancelled again. It hurt my feelings. I've sent her a birthday card and Christmas card and the occaisional text I don't get answers to, and it's now been a year since I was last in touch with her. I don't know what happened but I accept that fact that people come into your life and leave sometimes whether you like it or not. But I miss her. I miss having a best friend. How do you find a new best friend?
I think I'm a likeable person. I find it easy to like others too. But I don't seem to get out much, what with work, kids, partner & home. So I don't meet new people. I joined an amateur drama group but although I tried to join in, I was left feeling on the fringes of everything and felt lonlier in that crowd than I felt on my own. It knocked my confidence. I battle wwith depression ayway and at times find it hard to join in, but I did try. I'm open to new friendships but don't know where to start.