Hard To Make Friends As An Adult

Hard To Make Friends As An Adult

Friending as an adult sucks! Join hosts Macey & Ryan as they explore the hardships of making friends as an adult. Each week will explore a different category of friendship as well as how adults can make and keep friends from that group. Macey & Ryan will give an honest, and, at times, hilarious, review of various friend categories while sharing their own experiences and stories. These married podcasts hosts were friends first and looking to shed light on the importance of platonic friendships post-college. Macey hosts multiple Meetup groups with over 8,000+ members across the United States, meaning she knows a thing or two about the awkwardness of adult connections. Tune in each week to gain inspiration for taking control of your social life as an adult!

Episodes

February 14, 2024 21 mins

Hosts Ryan and Macey discuss love and how having a platonic relationship can lead to romance or possibly the friendzone! We'll ask the big question: Can you just be friends with someone you're attracted to?! Starting off as a friends is a great way to develop a relationship naturally and we're excited to dive deeper into this topic!

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We all remember the "Mean Girls" growing up - but do we have "Mean Girls" in adulthood?! Tune in this week as hosts Ryan and Macey discuss mean girls, mean guys, and cliques. We'll discuss how to navigate these groups in the adult world and how to dethrone them (or embrace them!) as you try to make friends post-college.

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January 3, 2024 26 mins

On this episode, hosts Ryan and Macey Mueller discuss how to be the host with the most! Having the skills to host a party or gathering can be super beneficial to growing a social life as an adult. Macey shares some of her hosting experience and we will go over a few tips to ensure your event is one for the books! Reclaim your social life by tuning in each week and following us on social media!

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September 13, 2023 27 mins
You've heard of financial privilege, white privilege, male privilege - what about friendship privilege?! Do certain people have an easier time making friends due to their upbringing, role models, personality, etc?! Hosts Macey and Ryan will be exploring this topic and discussing the ways to grow your friends regardless of your childhood/current situation. Reclaim your social life as an adult by listening to our podcast - and make s...
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September 11, 2023 37 mins
On this episode, we're talking canceled! Culture, friends, plans - all of it! Cancel culture is huge right now. What do you do when a friend gets canceled? Hosts Macey & Ryan will be talking how to go about these difficult scenarios and why sometimes it's necessary to micro-cancel a friendship. We also discuss something adults love - canceled plans! Nothing beats getting more of your time back! Make sure to follow us on social ...
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August 27, 2023 33 mins
On this episode we're talking locations! Various locations can have a huge impact on your friendships. It's so important to live and have friends in an area where you feel included! Join hosts Macey & Ryan as they discuss the different ways location can impact friendships and relationships.
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August 9, 2023 29 mins
On this episode, hosts Macey & Ryan talk toxic friends! We all know them and, at times, we've all been one. It's so important to have healthy friendships and to minimize the amount of toxic friends in our lives. As adults, we're less likely to "put up with" these types of friends. Listen to this episode for our stories & advice on toxic friendships!
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August 2, 2023 27 mins
Hosts Macey & Ryan discuss how ages, wages, & stages impact friendships! In our opinion, it's super important to have friends of all lifestyles. Friends who are older/younger than you can provide different perspectives and you shouldn't rule out a potential friend just because they don't have everything in common with you. This episode is great for building diverse friendships & not being so judgmental in your platonic ...
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July 26, 2023 26 mins
In this episode, hosts Ryan & Macey discuss the emotional aspects of how to make a friend as an adult. Let's be honest, most of us know (in theory) how to make a friend - but sometimes there's more to consider than just being nice or putting yourself out there. We'll discuss ways to come across friendlier and how to become emotionally available in this episode! Tune in every Wednesday for a new episode & keep up with us on ...
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Hosts Ryan and Macey Mueller are back for season 2! For this episode, we are talking about why it's hard to make friends as an adult. We'll share our own stories, get real on friending post-college, and discuss society's view on friendship. In Season 1, we discuss categories of friends and how you can make a friend that falls under each group. Season 2 will dive deeper into the emotional and mental side of platonic relationships. W...
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April 25, 2023 22 mins

For our last episode of season 1, we're discussing group friends! Making friends in a club or group setting - such as Meetup, Facebook, alumni association, country club, gym, etc - can be a really easy way to actually make friends as an adult! Group organizers tend to be invested in ensuring members are getting the most out of the events and they can be the easiest way to make friends with common interests and beliefs. Hosts Ryan a...

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April 25, 2023 22 mins
Roommates can be... something! Sometimes you truly can't live with them, can't live without them. If you get lucky and a roommate or neighbor ends up being best friend potential, you might have found a friend for life! Hosts Ryan & Macey talk all about their roommate experiences and if this category of friend is worth pursuing.
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April 25, 2023 18 mins
Having couple friends can be really beneficial if you are in a relationship! However, they can be difficult to make and sometimes hard to keep. Hosts Macey & Ryan discuss couple friends on this episode. Even if you are single, couple friends can be a great addition to your friend group and they often bring multiple perspectives and personalities when hanging out!
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January 18, 2023 21 mins

Making friends on vacation (or planning trips with your friends!) is a great way to maintain a healthy social life while also seeing some rad new places. Hosts Ryan and Macey discuss the benefits and perks of having travel friends. While making friends on vacation might seem daunting, there are many apps and ways to connect, no matter where your passport takes you. So follow us and listen every Wednesday as we discuss why it's "Har...

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January 11, 2023 26 mins

Almost everyone has relied on the internet or various apps to make connections and friendships, particularly post-pandemic. Online friends are a great option because there are many ways to meet potential BFFs, and you often have a shared hobby or interest. Ryan and Macey discuss some of the friendships they've made online and why websites and apps are great tools for building community. Just make sure you don't get catfished!

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January 4, 2023 9 mins

It's a New Year, and you might think it's time for new friends! Join hosts Ryan and Macey as they motivate & discuss ways to stick to your resolutions while building friendships. It's hard to make friends as an adult, and each year it only gets harder - make 2023 the year you reclaim your social life! Tune in every Wednesday for tips, tricks, and funny stories about friending post-college.

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December 21, 2022 19 mins

We're taking a break and doing this episode a little differently than the others to discuss something rarely talked about - adult isolation! During the holiday season and other times in your life you may feel quite lonely, particularly if you are going through a grieving period, failed relationship, or life setback. Hosts Ryan and Macey share their experiences and provide tips on combating isolation. A more "serious" episode for th...

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December 14, 2022 26 mins

Co-workers... you either love them or couldn't be paid to hang out with them! Join hosts Ryan and Macey as they discuss the co-worker-friend category. This category looks different for everyone because we all have different ideas of professionalism and boundaries in the workplace. You see your co-workers more than anyone, so they can be excellent friend potential! Please tune in and make sure to follow us on social media @hardtomak...

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December 7, 2022 24 mins

It's hard to make friends as an adult, and even more difficult if your hobby is Netflix and chilling! Hobby friends are great to have because they can help inspire and bring more fun to an already enjoyable hobby you have. However, they can be challenging to make if you have few hobbies or if your hobbies are individualistic. Hosts Ryan and Macey will share their opinions on hobby friends, discuss ways to make friends, and determin...

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November 30, 2022 25 mins

Bar friends can be easy to make once the liquid courage kicks in! Making friends at a local bar can be a great way to stay connected to your community, attend weekly events, and find friendship with low effort. They might not be BFF potential, but they can be a fun outlet. Join Macey & Ryan as they discuss the pluses and minuses of this particular friend category!

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