what are ways to make friends?

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what are ways to make friends?

Unread postby Tiyunna » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:30 pm

I am attending college in just two weeks. This is a whole different environment and because I have PTSD I am confused on how to make new friends. I have 0 friends and I really want to go places to hangout.I am not sure what steps to take to make friends because I never had any. I always talked to some associates and pull back from them. It gets lonely sometimes because I trust hardly nobody

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Re: what are ways to make friends?

Unread postby Heather » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:11 am

I'm excited for you that you're going to have these new opportunities! :)

Really, I'd say this is about figuring out what ways work for you, uniquely, and that you like, to make friends in the context of the kinds of social opportunities college can provide.

You say you want to go places to hang out, for example. What kind of places seem most interesting to you? And what ways of just meeting people tend to feel like best fits for you?

You also mention you have trouble trusting people and struggle with PTSD. Are these related? Have you ever gotten any pro help with either or both? Would you be interested in looking into that?

What do you feel like you need to start being a little more trusting and building trust with others? When you say you pull back from people as you start to get close, any sense of what seems to get you to that point?
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