Hi everyone. Newbie here.
Basically I am at a stage where I am really concerned about my mother. To cut a long story short, we moved to Adelaide a couple of years ago, and we have both found it extremely difficult to make meaningful connections-friendships with people here.
My mother is in her sixties, and she has tried many ways to meet new people and get closer to them, including the following:
- Going to meetups. But it seems that people there are not interested in pursuing anything outside the meet ups. My mother is looking for something more than just spending a day a month with other people.
- Inviting people over for lunches, but none of these people ever did the same or even called back, etc.
Even through volunteering it is hard to build a connection as people are mainly interested in doing the job and leaving.
The overall feeling is that there’s well established circles in Adelaide that are extremely hard to break into, and that there’s no openness to anything new. And even people are reluctant to introduce you to their circle of friends.
Your thoughts and advice about all this would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.