The Power of Connection: Embracing New Friendships After Loss

January 8, 2024
Soulside Team

Becoming a mom is a unique and special experience. But, it can also lead to change in your friendships. As priorities shift, schedules change, and responsibilities increase, it's not surprising for some friendships to fade away. If you’re a new mom, this can be a challenging transition that can leave you feeling isolated, lonely, and even grieving the loss of bonds. In this blog, let's talk about the friendships you have lost and learn about the ways to cope.

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As you transition into motherhood, you may find that your friendships start to shift. You may spend less time with friends, as your schedule is now filled with new responsibilities. Your perspective changes as well as your priorities and maybe you don't relate to your friends anymore. It's okay to feel some sadness if you lose friends and friendships change. But with some effort and our tips, you may be able to make new friends and hopefully new mom friends.

Let's explore some practical tips you can use to make this happen.

  1. Grieving the friendships that have faded away. Give yourself permission to feel the loss and recognize that it's okay to miss those connections.
  2. Take some time to understand where you're coming from and move on from the friendships. Consider writing about your feelings in a journal or talking about them with a family member or partner you trust.
  3. Making space for new connections is important. Consider joining a mom support group or attending local meetup events, you might find new moms who share your interests and values. Remember, it might not be easy to make new friends but it's not impossible either. If you reach out and put some effort, you may find new long lasting friends.
  4. Contacting with old friends. It's okay to reach out and see if they'd be up for a catchup or a coffee.
  5. It's important to be patient with yourself and not everything gets solved immediately. Give yourself the grace and time you need to cope with your new life as a mom and don't be hard on yourself in the process. Things take time and that's totally normal. Remember to be kind and compassionate to yourself and of course prioritize self-care.

As a new mom, finding your village and building connections can be a lifesaver during the ups and downs of motherhood journey. Remember that you don't have to do it all alone, and that reaching out and building new friendships can help you get the support and strength you need as a mama. So don't be afraid to be vulnerable and open yourself up to new connections - you may just find a lifelong friend in the process! Soulside has got your back!


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