As to why Making friends Was More challenging as we Era, and how to Exercise Better
It happens to all of us as we move through life: Our circle has slowly started migrating to another city, we have gone through one or two big life transitions ourselves, or analysis conducted by Cigna revealed that 61 percent of Americans, or three in five adults, declarationed feeling lonely – a 7-percent increase from 2018. The data doesn’t lie: We are hungry for deep, meaningful connections.
But what makes adult friendships – and cultivating meaningful adult friendships – increasingly more difficult to establish than they were at a younger age? There are a slew of factors: competing responsibilities, work (and in the United States, overwork), big moves and life transitions, the time that’s required to maintain healthy romantic partnerships and raise a family, and then there’s the lack of trust from those who have been scathed by friends before. As author of You want to Get together and Linked Out-of Afar and connection coach Kat Vellos puts it in an email interview, “Our ability to develop intimacy in a world dominated by impatience and short attention spans [is shrinking]. Read more