Nor, these thoughts are vital,
“So what makes for a quality friendship? William Rawlins, a professor of interpersonal communications at Ohio University who studies the way people interact over the course of their lives, told The Atlantic that satisfying friendships need three things: “Somebody to talk to, someone to depend on, and someone to enjoy.””
As I look back on raising four kids, marriage to a wonderful and successful business man and keeping my family relationships a float, there wasn’t a lot of extra time for friends. Friends were mostly acquaintances in the flow of our life.
While I like the group events they still can keep people isolated from the deeper relationships. At 50 plus now my husband and I have made it a point to reach out individually to couples. Those that are like minded that we have gotten to know from group functions over the years.
My husband and I have ventured out of the normal routine for the two of us and at the same time risked some one on one time with others. This is the stuff that I believe that life is made for. Relationships that you can share your deeper thoughts about life with. Bounce your ideas about the world off and enjoy their company one on one!
Nor, I like when you say this, — “GO DEEP, Talking about a meaningful topic strengthens your bonds. Get past the shallow small talk. In our group, a different member brings the question of the day to each meeting”.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!