How to make new friends as an adult

Loneliness was a public health crisis before the pandemic ushered in lockdowns. Once faced with the struggle to make friends as adults (IRL, not just  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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Loneliness was a public health crisis before the pandemic ushered in lockdowns. Once faced with the struggle to make friends as adults (IRL, not just on social media), we now have to contend with attempting to make meaningful connections while working remotely. Being at the top of the hierarchy is historically lonely. But that feeling of belonging is priceless—and so important—especially if you’ve got a BFF (or a work spouse). If you’re still struggling (maybe your work spouse got a new job), we’ve got some solutions.
Lydia Dishman
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Finding out that your favorite person at work is leaving is a real bummer. Here’s how to cope.

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Culture fit isn’t just a fluffy goal. Having friends at work is important for your productivity and happiness.

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