Scott and I moved from the suburbs of Chicago, IL to St. Petersburg, FL about two years ago.
One unexpected challenge of a cross-country move? Making new friends!!
We still absolutely love our friends from ‘back home’, and try to stay in touch often. But it’s also important for us to fully embrace this new chapter of our lives and make new friends, both individually and as a couple.
One thing I’ve noticed, is it can be challenging to make those true, ‘deep’, beyond surface level, genuinely connected friendships. To be perfectly honest, I feel like this is something I’ve struggled with for various reasons throughout my life (that’s a whole other blog post😉) but it can be particularly challenging to meet people you connect with in your early 30’s in a whole new area!
As much as Scott and I rely on each other for entertainment, activities, and of course those feelings of love and happiness, I think it’s important to have really good, supportive, friends to share life with.
To be honest, this isn’t a post to ‘teach’ you anything so much as to bring awareness to a very real challenge couples can face (making strong friendships) and it’s important to address with your S.O.
I plan to blog about this more in the future with how growing new friendships is playing out in our personal lives, and also more thoughts on the ‘who/what/where/when/how’ on creating those bonds that hopefully last a lifetime!
Have you ever moved away from everyone familiar and started a new chapter with your S.O.?
Did you find it challenging to make new friends?
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