Mothers are used to giving to their kids, their spouses and their community but they are not getting their own needs met or recognized, and they need a release valve. That’s where friendships come in. COVID has maxed out coping skills, including social skills that are not as strong as they were pre-COVID and while social media can be a great tool for finding a community, it does not fulfill the need for real conversations.
Suggestions for Making Mom Friends
In this interview author Heather Dugan suggests that moms, “Create space to grow a friendship rather than fit it into left over space.”
Other suggestions include:
- Schedule time for a friend and put it on the calendar
- Don’t do negative self-talk
- Volunteer to grow your network.
Watch the entire discussion about building a community of mom friends.