Christmas with estranged family is hard.

I grew up spending Christmas with lots of family. On Christmas Eve aunts, uncles, and cousins would come together to open presents with my grandpa and step-grandma. Later, on Christmas Day, that same group of family would spend dinner opening presents at my grandma's house. My immediate family spent the morning of Christmas together with … Continue reading Christmas with estranged family is hard.

Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?

For kids, making friends requires little to no effort. You're at the same playground. FRIENDS. You're in my class? WE'RE BEST FRIENDS NOW. As we get older, our social circles shrink, childhood friends move away to get married or have kids, and we find ourselves surrounded by hundreds of people but not close to any … Continue reading Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?