I don’t have much support nor friends and don’t know how to meet new people. Does anyone have suggestions? I would reciprocate support.

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  • Hey try searching your Facebook for local groups. We have one such as “bendigo gal pals”, your town might have one to.

  • It can be so hard to meet new people, particularly your tribe or those that fit with you, but the only way to do it is to get involved in groups, clubs, circles or whatever interests you. Also be open minded and approach all interactions with an open heart.

  • I so wish I knew a perfect answer to this! My best suggestion is to just keep trying to meet new people; you’ll hopefully connect with some more deeply.

  • It depends on what you enjoy. If you like activities, join a club. If you prefer reading, join a book club, gardening, your local community garden.

  • Church can be an answer for many. It’s not just Sunday mornings but good ones will have all sorts of other groups and activities, a wide range of ages and people who care about you.

  • I could have written this question myself, especially since having my baby.
    Mothers group was a huge help for me and I’m so lucky to have found other mums that I really connected with through there.

  • I find it difficult too, but I found that doing activities with the kids meant that I have met other mums. Especially mothers group and the activities at the library. No close friendships yet, but at least there are more people that I engage with and hopefully one day “coffee friends” become a bit more meaningful.

  • It’s hard when you become a mother. You loose alot of friend. I struggle with this also I try to involve myself in local activities such as library groups, playgroups, swimming. Maybe give Peanut the app a go. It’s like tinder but for mothers to find friends x

  • I don’t know the answer to this, but I wish I did. You’re not alone with this problem.

  • If you have any hobbies you can pursue you may meet people with similar interests and form friendships that way.

  • Join a Mothers’ Group. They’re everywhere. Form one if there isn’t one in your area. Place a message in the window of a well frequented local store calling for anyone interested to meet in the local park, state time & date & suggest everyone bring a plate. Go from there. You’ll soon have a group of like-minded people who over the coming weeks & months will become friends.

  • I much prefer to find people incidentally rather than intentionally trying to make friends. I’ve always found it’s given me much closer friendships.

  • I started taking “parenting related courses” at my local community centre, over the 8-9 weeks you connect with the group and make friends. Also going to playgroup has been a huge help to.

  • Look what’s on offer at your local council, rhyme time, playgroup, mothers group etc. once you join you will definitely meet people who are like minded, live locally and most like brome life long friends!

  • If you have young children join a playgroup, mums group, or try going to a pram jam/rhyme time at the library.

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