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…
I stand before you on my feeble, wobbly soap box to preach to you the beauty of turning a crush into a friend. I’m not saying it is always easy; I am not even saying it is always the right move, but with the right blend of self reflection and honesty, the end of a crush can be the start of a beautiful friendship.
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.
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.
Isn’t that the similar to saying “just put yourself out there”? Yes, but reframing a platitude can make it click and become useful.