Adult friend x
Why does it hurt so acutely when we split with a close friend? Sadness and anger are likely two of the emotions brewing; there is also fear, guilt, confusion.
We may even consider some friends family because we’ve shared so much with them—heartsick moments, secrets that no one else knows, the depths of our insecurities. It’s always hard to imagine something coming between a friendship but even strong relationships crack sometimes—and it’s devastating.Surprisingly, Baby Boomers are the generation that thinks that making new friends is the easiest (40%) – more so than Gen X and Millennials (both 30%.) While Millennials and Gen X may be tuned into social media, it’s not the same thing as getting out there and making face-to-face chitchat with a potential new pal.Baby Boomers were also more active than the younger generations when it came to making new friends.If we ourselves have caused the fissure, we self-criticize.