How to make friends

On friends and friendship as an expat

Friendship is incredibly important. Especially for an expat who has to make new friends quickly or suffer a lonely and dispiriting life overseas.

Good friends add so much to our lives and in many cases, and especially with the expat lifestyle, friends become our new family.

Making new friends is something we need to do our entire lives.

Five Quotes on Friendship

You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
~ Dale Carnegie


The shortest distance between new friends is a smile.
~ Unknown


If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.
~ Zig Ziglar


The only way to have a friend is to be one.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
~ John Leonard




Expatability Chat Podcast

If you’d prefer to listen to me talk about this topic, here is my podcast episode about How to Find New Friends As an Expat  

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