My six year relationship just ended. I allowed it to absorb most of my life and as a result i am not as close to my friends as I was. I cant help but feel like the odd one out as I've missed out on quite a few of their shared experiences. when i go out with acquaintances I feel like the cousin your mum forces you to take to your best friends party! lol Everybody knows everybody else — and none of them know me.
I'm actually trying to create a new life for myself with people i have common interests with but when I go out I feel like I'm just tagging along to someone else's life. Is that normal? Any ideas for making and keeping new friends? PS I just started my own business and for the most part work from home. Most of the people I meet are clients or potential clients and I'm a little weird about socializing with people who pay me! Is that weird?