Question: Why is it harder to make friends when you are older?

As we age, our friend circles become smaller and smaller. Some friends grow apart, others lose touch and often, its just a matter of growing up. Therapist and friendship researcher Miriam Kirmayer, says over time, it gets harder for adults to form meaningful friendships.

At what age is it hard to make friends?

People are more set in their ways. According to psychologists, people dont change much beyond their 30s. This could mean that, if youve spent a significant portion of your adult life alone or without friends, it may be tougher to make friends in your 40s. You can still break that mold.

Why do I lose interest in my friends?

There may not be a deeper reason why you quickly lose interest in people. Maybe youre in a busy phase in your life, and new friendships arent your priority. It may simply be the way youre wired, and you bounce between hobbies and interests as quickly as you do friends. Maybe youll change one day, maybe not.

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