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Overworked mom of two young kids and I’ve come to the realization that I have very few friends who live nearby. I’m the only one of my close circle who didn’t head to suburbs after kids and WFH has made me aware of how reliant I was on work friends for a social outlet. I’ve still got great friends I can call for anything but, really missing having girlfriends I can just meet up without planning a month in advance. Strategies for making new friends in middle age and with very little spare time?

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I meet people through my kids. Other preschool moms. Neighborhood moms. Soccer team moms. Etc.

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Ya I had started to have some luck here pre-pandemic and had one or two other moms I felt like I clicked with and wanted to suggest a grown up hang out but felt weird about it for some reason. 🙈 But you’re right it is the greatest source of forced collisions in this particular life stage of my life.

Same 🙋‍♀️ No advice really. I’m in nyc too and feel like the only mom in Manhattan who hasn’t fled the city to (literal) greener pastures.

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I had some good luck on the peanut app

I’m basically holding on until we are back in the office. So lonely being downtown.

which city OP?

New York

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in new york as well. I have found that meeting moms through daycare/playground has been very helpful.

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