Sunday, December 30, 2007

Friend Withdrawals

There are a couple things about married life that I'm still trying to adjust to. As for living with HeRoos-no problem. He is actually a very good roommate and is even willing to mop the floors AND clean the toilets (if I ask very nicely). It's great having a roommate with benefits. wink wink

The difficult transition for me has been trying to make new friends way out west. I have lived with roommates for the past twelve years and am used to always having friends around and people to do things with. I loved meeting friends for dinner, walking at the park or just hanging out and talking.

Now that HeRoos and I are married and live at the edge of the earth, I feel like my social life has done a complete flip-flop. I still keep in touch with friends but we don't see each other nearly as often and it takes a lot more effort when we do.

Saturday night was a perfect example. Due to my friend withdrawals, we thought it would be nice to see a movie with some friends so I got on the phone and started calling around (most of my friends who live in SLC are single). Call after call, it was the same thing-they already had plans (hot date, dinner, party, etc.). I realized that as much as I hated going to parties as a single person, it was nice to have a party to go to.

This entry really has no point except to say that married people need friends too.

8 comments:

Mickael said...

I am still your friend! Even if we don't see each other as often. I was sorry to miss the pizza party due to friends in town but I was talking to Lori and I hope we do it again soon.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain!!!

Miss ya girl :) Virginia

Tristie said...

I hear you loud and clear. I remember that being one of the hardest adjustments after marriage. I still wish I had more friends. I feel like I live on the edge of the world out here, too.

Muncey said...

You are welcome to stop by our place anytime. L is almost always home during the day too.

It's only slightly further off of the end of the Earth ;)

Funder Welding & Design said...

Uh huh. I can't complain much because I do have the most amazing man who is now my best friend, but I am 3 WHOLE HOURS away from my social circle - try that! It sucks sometimes.

Funder Welding & Design said...

Jenny, this is Nicole (signed into my husband's blog somehow).

Your Favorite Uncle Craig said...

SheRoos - wait until little Jr. BroncoRoos comes? Lots of friends will want to come by and see the little buck-o then you will realize no one really wants to be puked on or peed on so your social like will distill down to the Red Box at McDonalds and the diaper isle in the local megamart. Families are forever and some friends too. Wait you will see true friends will aways be there...
Your Favorite Uncle Craig

Rookie Dad said...

SheRoos, remember that we're only a short 90 minute flight away. And we have the beach . . .

Come on down anytime! And this time we won't make you sleep on the floor.