I don't have any mom friends. Last July we moved from NYC to a small town in Virginia and I haven't met any other moms here who I click with at all. A lot of the moms I meet have lived here their entire lives and already have lots of friends. In New York, we could just show up at any park, museum or library and find other kids to play with and people to see. Here I almost never find anyone during the week. It's like a desert. There also are precious few activities available here, and no museums.
My three year old hasn't had a single play date since we moved here. She is in half time preschool, so she isn't totally bereft of playmates. I guess the problem is me. I don't have any friends here, and my husband is often away for a week or more at a time. Sometimes I don't talk to any adults, except briefly at dd's school, the entire time he's away.
I go to a MOPs international group, which I enjoy, but I feel that I have Nothing in common with the moms there. I am not a Southern Christian for one thing, and I just feel like an awkward alien.
I've never had a lot of friends, but I've always had a few. I am feeling so tired of mothering all alone and just wish I could sometimes have a friend to share my day with or someone for my daughter to play with at the park. It's hardest now because its been too cold to stay outside and I am just hopeless at filling up our 8 hours alone together everyday. But even when the weather is nice, we still have to play at the park alone almost every time. I really miss museums that we could both enjoy. There is even a community swimming pool here, and last summer there were never any kids there either, even though there are a lot of children in our neighborhood. Where are they hiding?
Has anyone else moved and had trouble making friends?