The idea of making real friends is a wonderful one. I often wonder why it is so difficult for me to do it. Having three kids is one hurdle. It makes going to meet someone at the mall for a cup of coffee more stressful that preparing for a wedding. Leaving said kids with the Major while I go off to meet someone for coffee could be an option, but it is not one that comes easy. Even though he says he wants me to make friends, you can hear the annoyance in his voice when I tell him I have met someone over the internet and would like to meet her. He doesn’t trust anyone and thinks I am naive to go out and meet people I know from the Internet. I am too timid to just go head to head with him about it. The one time, I had him go with me to meet an Internet friend, he did not give off a very good impression and she has not answered an e-mail or phone call from me since. He is very stand offish and socially rude – in my opinion. It has been an issue in our marriage for years. It is also one of the reasons why we have very few friends and why most of my family thinks he is an ass. Of course, if he were really an ass, I would not be married to him, so thank goodness there is more to him than his social shortcomings.
I am hoping to connect with at least one person after she gets back from holiday. I also would like to get to know a lady I met in my mom’s group, but don’t remember her name….. Maybe I should go to the group some time soon…..