I am struggling to make friends: Advice?

I’m struggling with making friends with other mums or friends in general. I have social anxiety, but I know I need to step out of my bubble. I currently have no friends, and I am a mum 24/7 to a beautiful little boy. I don’t have any interests outside of being a mum. I am quite a quirky person with a dark sense of humor, so I feel like people won’t get me, which stops me from forming friendships. Any advice anyone can give me?

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Making friends shouldn’t be that difficult momma :blush:. What area do you live in and how old is your little guy?

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Girl message me. Join book groups. I have several I can recommend. Most of us are moms like you and we have made some strong friendships bonding over the books we read.

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Just be yourself and the right people will come to you and you will form great friendships

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I am the same way. I stay with my son 24/7 while my husband goes out and does anything and everything

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I don’t have advice, but I’m the exact same way. The only person I talk to is my mom. Lol

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Sign your son up for a class of some sort. Instant friends! That’s how I started making “mom friends.” Also, join a gym (when it’s safe to!). You’ll quickly become friendly with like minded people. I like to randomly compliment people. It’s starts conversations and people love being complimented. It eases you into social situations. I’m a little quirky too!

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I’m in Texas be my friend lol

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I’m in vt, I’ll be your friend! I also stay home with my 2 girls!!!

I need friends :woman_shrugging:t3:

Same I swear it’s so hard finding mom friends in my area!

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Same. I am 35 and no friends. Its so depressing.

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I am a stay at home mom of three. I have a couple other mom friends that get together and we let the kids play while we have some wine or a beer and just talk about how crazy our kids are. I love it. We compare story’s of what our kids did that week and we ask each other for advice, but mostly we laugh at ourselves and each other. Find people that you can connect with through your kids and parenting. You’ll find that you have alot in common when it comes to your kids.

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Before Covid I joined a Mom2Mom group at church! It was amazing. Also once your child starts school it becomes a little easier to make mom friends. Of course Covid has kinda limited us right now :confused:

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I highly recommend The app Peanut, I was the same way and I have met quite a few new friends on there, it’s like tinder but for moms looking for friends. Give it a try

Message me I am exactly.the same lovely
Share your dark humour with me and we can both have a much needed laugh!

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Keep being a mom 1st. :black_heart: Nothing wrong with quirky or dark, btw. I get you. Stay strong fellow mom. I have very few people I can really call true friends. Maybe on 1 hand to count that is. It’s ok.

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Get your son involved in something and then you can meet other mothers with kids your sons age and benefit the both of you. Go to the park. Many parents are there with their kids. Stepping out of your bubble has to be done. I know it’s scary, I get nervous when thinking about signing my son up for things but then I just have to realize he needs that social interaction.

I feel like you described my personality to a T :rofl:

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Im like this. My kids are older now and dont want to be around me all that much any more. I have like 2 friends but we dont talk much we all so busy. I’m a sports mom and dont fit in there either. So I just stick to myself