Alison - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 35 moms have responded )
My husband and I just moved to Texas from Chicago, where we were both born and raised. I love living out here but I have no idea how to go about making friends, (since it has been sooo long since I've had to put any effort into it) and I could really use at least one right now. The down fall of staying at home is your lack of contact with people, so I have tried to start up conversations with other moms at the library or park, but so far nothing has worked. I should put in here that I suffer from severe social anxiety, and despite that, I have really been trying to make an effort. Back home I had tons of neighbors that I was friends with but now I find myself living in an apartment, where it seems all of my neigbors are either college kids or senior citizens. Any suggestions? Do any of you often feel like social outcasts, or is this just me?