Here is one of the main things that is a struggle: Making life-long friendships, or just friends to call on a whim. It has been affecting me moreso since I became a mommy. It is such an isolating, lonely feeling. There are many weeks where I just sit at home with my son, and have no social life. I make an attempt to go to a once-a-week mommy group during the school months, and that has been wonderful! But then the loneliness comes back once I get home. The one thing that is missing in my life is having a best friend to chill with. Someone that will just drop by without notice, a friend to get our kids together regularly, someone to just sit around and be content. All of my good friends have either diminished over the years or live out of state.
Although I attempt to get out of the house to lessen the focus, I am not sure how to make close friends at my age & in my situation. Has anybody else dealt with this? You can't really force someone to be your best friend, so not sure if there is an easy answer to this. Share your thoughts :)