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Once you graduate there is a big change in how you have to find and maintain friendships.

Key Points:

  • Understand that your friendships will change.
  • Friendships take a lot more work after high school.
  • Don’t let losing friends discourage you.
  • Take time to find new friends who are compatible with you.

Quote This:

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not happiness. -Euripedes

See Also: College, Friendship, Just for Young Adults

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Did you find it easy to make friends in high school? Why or why not?
  3. What do you think makes a true friend? Explain.
  4. Why do you think it takes much more work to make and maintain friendships after high school?
  5. Would you say a lot of the people you have thought of as friends are actually acquaintances? Explain.
  6. Does it make you sad or discouraged to think about losing relationships with people from high school? Why or why not?
  7. What are some ways you can find common interests or shared ideas with new people as you enter a new season of life?
  8. Why is it important to learn the skill of determining which people are worth your time and effort?
  9. How can you be a better friend to others? Give an example from one or two of your friendships.
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.