Making friends after 60 - how to
I was not sure whether to post this on depression/anxiety or under friends, but I think I may get more rounded feedback here.
A little about me - retired too early, kids gone, married to an introvert (I am totally extroverted), was an extreme workaholic and made few friends along the years - never had time for them.
Now that I am retired, I am finding it difficult to make real friends. So many people seem to have life-long friends or a
t least when I look on Facebook, that's what I see. I join activities and meetups but make acquaintances, not friends. It could be my style - I was always so frantic and preoccupied when working that I may not have developed a style where people want to spend time with me.
Regardless, I am wondering if one can really make true friendships at this point in life and if so, how do you go about finding some good matches without appearing overly needy or "weird".
I think I have a mental model that tells me that only "true" friends are those you meet when you are young.
I would appreciate your insights....please.
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