Recently, I had lost a person in my life who I considered a good friend. This person and I did everything together which for me , I did not realize the impact they had on every aspect of my life until the friend was no longer in the picture. During the process of losing this friend , I had made and lost others in the process too , which looking back when I made them they were not always in the healthiest situations. Like any type of relationship it takes work, but also communication is key in order navigate how can relate your feelings and concerns to your friends.
Making friends as an adult is as equally as hard as a child growing up today. I hate to say it people just don’t make friends like they used to. But how people make friends is no different than when you were a child. People are attracted to what you have , if it money, power of some sort or just be able to do things for them. You could just be that over all person who has it together everyone wants to be your friend. Its hard even in adulthood to make friends and navigate relationships with concerns you might just be getting used.
With my recent friendship breakup, the impact it had on my children is what cause a concern for me. I am momma bear and I protect my cubs from pain and hurt. When they see mom has friends they have friends too. When friend leaves without some sort of reasoning in a child mind they can look how they should be navigating relationship with their own peers. Its hard to explain to a child why a person or people are in their life for a moment without telling them the full story. In many cases it might seem trivial but it may not be something you can explain to your child at that time.
Today, I want to teach my daughter and son ways I could have made these relationships better. Could they have changed the outcome as to what would have happened ? These are questions I ask myself everyday but what I want is for my children to know how to navigate relationship and not get hurt. For me these tips are ways I help my children to establish a better connection for he right way to have healthy friendships.
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Hey everyone, my name is Bernadette and I am a Lifestyle Blogger and Influencer based out of Yorktown, Virginia. I am a New York native who was recently transplanted from Long Island to Virginia a few years ago ready to explore fun things in and around Hampton Roads. I am a lover of food, movies and having a good time! You will always find me on social media looking for the next best thing to do!