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    I've struggled with GAD and depression since a young child. Over the last few years since becoming a mum, I've really pushed myself to get out there and make new friends for myself and my children.

    I've made some great friends but unfortunately most have returned back to work and I'm a stay at home mum.

    So now I'm left again to meet more people which is hard enough when you have mental health issues. Mothers/play groups aren't really for me.

    So what's the norm. How much of a social life do you have now since becoming a mum? How often do you go out and socialise? Friendships?

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    I have a busier social life as a SAHP than I ever did going to work. Having recently moved interstate I've had to start from nothing.

    I've found friends Via these methods.
    From the gym- attending regular classes with people then striking up conversation
    From a Facebook mothers group for my area- I go to meet ups every month
    From a local mothers group that meet fortnightly (got introduced to them via am Aldi checkout chick)
    From school - my eldest is in prep and I've made friend with a few mums.
    From book club
    From church - I've joined their social club.

    But the biggest source of friends is from playgroup. I go to two different ones. It's been wonderful. Many of the people I've met overlap with the above groups so I get to see a few people at several events which is nice.

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    Default For me:

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    Playgroup
    Homeschool meets/social circles
    Kids friends parents
    I catch up with my sister about once a fortnight

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    I've had to make a new circle of friends since all of my other friends either work full time or live a long way away. My new circle have come from:
    - daycare
    - other mums at kids sports/lessons
    - sports/ Fitness activities I do for myself

    ETA: I've really had to turn on the extroverted part of my nature and actively try to make friends - some people want more friends, some don't. Try not to take it to heart that some people don't want to make any new friends.
    Last edited by gumnut babies; 01-07-2016 at 13:23.

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    Currently I have no social life. When we moved to Australia I had a great group of friends I'd known for years and who all had kids similar ages. Didn't get out in the evening much but that didn't bother me we met up during the week and weekends. Since surprise number 3 who is now 2 my social life has dwindled to catching up a few times a year. They all work or study and kids are at school. I feel that lots of my friends have got close to other school families and they tend to socialise more with them now, but that hasn't happened for me. It sucks. Currently I have a few friends from mothers group but they are also working and playgroup isn't working out - too small. I'm not someone who needs a lot of friends but things have been so crazy lately that I've not had a proper conversation with anyone but dp in weeks! I think trying to find new connections can be very hard. And some people are naturals and others like me are definitely not!!


 

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