Mental health can be a difficult topic to handle with your friends. Too often we try to be too careful about not sharing too much information so we don’t step on anyone’s toes or become…
Something with which I find myself often struggling is planning friend dates, or what to do with friends when we’ve set aside time to spend together. At the same time, I also generally find myself in the plan-maker role, so I compiled a list of tips for planning a friend date.
“Rather than rush into a friendship to prove I’m not a bad friend, I’m taking my time and getting to know the friends I have around me in deeper and more meaningful ways.” Sienna Mooney shares a few things to keep in mind when dealing with friends, especially if you’ve been doubting your ability to make new friends.
“I have this dream where I’m 30-something and regularly meeting up with my pals for breakfast/lunch/movies/home hang outs and we spend hours just talking and bonding,” muses Sam Cummings in her essay, ultimately asking the question: “Am I a good friend or a bad friend?”
“We call it things like “male bonding” or a “bromance” — which, while in fun — shows that we feel uncomfortable taking it seriously.” In an interview with his best friend, Robert Beiler uncovers what has made their friendship last.
As a young man, I wasn’t very good at making friends. I was nervous, awkward, bad at sports, cried easily, gave up quickly, avoided putting in effort. Most of these things are still true as an adult.