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Once you graduate there is a big change in how you have to find and maintain friendships.
- 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.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not happiness. -Euripedes
See Also: College, Friendship, Just for Young Adults
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Did you find it easy to make friends in high school? Why or why not?
- What do you think makes a true friend? Explain.
- Why do you think it takes much more work to make and maintain friendships after high school?
- Would you say a lot of the people you have thought of as friends are actually acquaintances? Explain.
- Does it make you sad or discouraged to think about losing relationships with people from high school? Why or why not?
- What are some ways you can find common interests or shared ideas with new people as you enter a new season of life?
- Why is it important to learn the skill of determining which people are worth your time and effort?
- How can you be a better friend to others? Give an example from one or two of your friendships.
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.