amasibird wrote: Hello everyone
I agree that life gets more isolating as we grow older, so I think we just have to make more effort, which is why I have decided to come back to this site.
My first grandchild is nearly one and I have hardly seen him this year. I'm hoping to make friends on here that I can talk to online. In normal times, I like walking, anything to do with water, cinema, theatre, etc., I feel as if I've forgotten how to be sociable, because of all the restrictions we are living with. I do work - as a secondary teacher - but that has it's own constraints and is one of the reasons I can't see my family very often. How are you all doing?
As you say, we have to actually make the effort - put ourselves out there and find ways to meet people and make friends. Research has shown that it is the casual relationships that we miss the most - the gym, librarian that we chat with, hairdresser, book club .. they make us feel connected.
So, hope to see you in the chat room.