Why is it so hard to make friends? I have not made one friend since moving to Florida over a year ago.
Today I went to a mom meetup I had just become a member of. I (feeling very shy) went up to one of the moms I had met the week before and introduced myself again, explaining I had just recently joined the meetup. Another member was standing right next to her. She just kind of nodded and said hi very hesitantly and went about her business. The other member just ignored me. I was so hurt and embarrassed I almost started crying! I'm very sensitive. Why do these freaks go to meetups anyway? I have never had trouble making friends when I was single. What happens to women when we become mothers?
When I got home I unjoined this meetup group when I saw that this woman attends most of the meetups. I am really fed up with how cold and distant people are at these things. I blame my lack of friends on so many things, like the fact that I am a stay at home mom, that I have only been to 4 or 5 meetups, like the fact that I am so sensitive. But the bottom line is that I need friends, I need a support network, and I am running out of ideas on how to make some. It's making me more and more shy.
I know it must be me. But at least I smile at other moms and try to make conversation. I think my pregnancy hormones are making me ridiculously sensitive.