I kept my few good friends (5), but as four live far and the last one is in nursing school we are just at a place in life where we all still have good will for each other, but we are not active in each others lives. I would like to see them each once a year and it doesn't always happen, but when we do at least we have a level of open communication I don't have with people I haven't known for a long time.
I am friendly, in school I did have one or many friends at a given time (moved to much to keep in touch with them and they started habits that I did not), then when I started work and college I made friends that I gave my whole heart to, who for the most part, betrayed me and left me without paying back money ext (I'm not mad about the money, but it really shows lack of being a good friend).
Years went by, I feel I detached from it, but the hurt must be there because I am now a fake introvert (a fearful extrovert) and I don't put myself out there to make new friends oftenat all. My husband and sister are good to me, but they would be happy to see me make other friends who share my interests.
I'm to scared that no one will share my interests, but even if they don't we could be friends if they like me, but at heart I am scared they won't like the real me either...
My Interests: Fairy Gardens, Reading Fantasy (Sword of Truth) & Scifi (Forever War), Writing Poems, Digital Drawing, Dream Interpretation, Guardian Angels, Essential Oils.
The Real Me: Tells the Truth (to often for most people), Doesn't Like Phone Calls (does like email or real letters), Doesn't Like Malls (shop on Amazon to avoid that), Doesn't Understand Highly Emotional People (I can like or love them, but I don't get why or how they feel so much - even if I can feel what they feel - I'm still confused), Not Religious, Can't Eat Normal Food (wheat/corn/oat allergies make any eating out a "I'll have the water" event on my end).
It's also hard to make female friends when I always had male friends before...
No shopping interest leaves some females, but no eating kills most of the remaining ones...
My husband doesn't mind the few male friends I already have because I'm so poor at making new female friends...
I'm extremely optimistic to make friends here though, because I actually have so many life experiences in common with people here. Feel free to "friend me" we could email penpal.
I guess anyone who wants to try to make new empath friends could post:
The Real Me
It's good to try to meet new people, because it takes a few meetings to really click with a good friend.
updated by @sequoia-mendoza: 01/21/17 05:18:51AM