I’ve thought about this very topic for years and years. I’ve found it very, very difficult to form real connections with people the older I’ve gotten. I think my main issue is that I honestly don’t feel like I need friends in my life.
I have my core group of “people” that I went to college with and although we’re scattered all over the planet, every time we get back together it’s like the old days.
I understand that we have also all grown up from that and gone our own ways, but I tend to compare new people in my life to the old. Very unfair, I know, but also difficult to get away from (for me, at least). That’s what I need help with the most, I think.