“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
– Henry Ford
I admire you for realizing the need to do something different. Your instinct is right. It is time to get some new friends that bring out the best in you. It is time to move on. Give yourself the next couple of months to find some new people in your life.
Stay true to yourself in the process. While you want new relationships, you don’t want to become someone else just to make a friend. There are many ways to meet new people. Here are a few suggestions.
Spend more time around new people by joining groups and clubs and classes that interest you. Nothing sparks a friendship easier than a common interest.
You may also want to join a sports team or volunteer for an organization. If you want something different to happen in your life, you have to do something different.
Make it a point to talk to new people, at least one new person every day. This means start a conversation, make eye contact, and smile.
Finally, allow yourself to initiate a get-together, but don’t push it. You want a friend that is mutually willing. If they don’t want to or can’t, that’s okay. There are others.
Finally, once you have found new friends, be a good friend by being reliable and trustworthy. Be there for your new friends, and they will be there for you.
Wishing you patience and peace,