As I age I feel lonely and empty. Wish I had good friends who cared about me. Last night I couldn't fall asleep and had some time to think about friends I had growing up (more like if I had any). I can count may be one who I haven't spoken to for years. I was pretty much alone all along. Still alone.

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Same, now it takes some people two business days to respond to a text message.

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I’ve moved a lot, live far from family and it’s been hard to maintain friendships as I got older, so I can relate. Reach out if you’d like to chat!

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If you need someone to talk to reach out. I would love to meet new people and chat.

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EY: it could a side effect of consulting for too long .. I was at Accenture for 10 years, moved on about 7 years ago. I can say my number of people who will pickup my call and chit chat on life over the weekend are 0, let alone life long buddies

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This was also something that was bothering me but I learned that as life ebbs and flows so too do the people who were a part of it. I think it's a natural thing and we have to learn to embrace it and find new friends in this new phase of life, whatever that's in for you. Trying to maintain those from a previous phase proves challenging almost. It can be done but it takes to to tango

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I have friends but wish I had closer friends I could chat with everyday not necessarily hang out but talk about work, life and what’s going on in the world.

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Get out of consulting
Find hobbies and sports
Read dale Carnegie's book
Find time to make friends
Invest in the. (reach out to them, remember the small things about their life, etc)

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Find something you’re passionate about and do it while exercising good manners which is crucial. Your positivity will then rub on other things you do and others will notice. From that point others will see how much you respect yourself and make effort with you.

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Consulting can definitely play into it. I have been feeling this way too and it’s especially difficult as I grew up in an abusive household and am not close with my family. Ever since I began in consulting the long hours have taken away from my free time which in turn caused me to deprioritize and lose friendships, and the feeling of loneliness stings me everyday.

I feel than up to university, we had a bff. But now... I don't anymore. I know I have good friends but not a bff anymore and it feels... Weird.

I haven't had a friend in almost 20 years. I don't see why anybody would want to have a chat with me either. I feel lonely, but we all die alone and it doesn't really matter in the end. I don't mind.

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