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MINDY1983 SparkPoints: (13,190)
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1/18/13 9:45 P

i can definitely relate. I get so lonely sometimes i want to move back home but im trying to stick it out. I dont know anybody except my fiance. We relocated together so all we have is each other. Its tough. Hope you can get through it

FIREWOMN Posts: 638
1/18/13 6:37 P

I sympathize. I relocated to Canada from Michigan and didn't know many people. I was alone each day for 12 hours and it was very hard. I started volunteering right away, and it gave me a way to connect while doing something useful in the community. I made friends right away and we had the same interest in common. My volunteering that time was at a Humane Society shelter... we adopted a cat and 2 dogs in the next couple of years. They are a nice addition, too.

Reach out so that you don't isolate and start getting depressed. Good luck to you.

ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,763)
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1/18/13 5:52 P

KAMOFARRELL- I can relate. It sure takes a long time to get settled in and to make friends and feel comfortable. Over time you will slowly start feeling a little more at home. When you feel comfortable, it may be time to go check out a group fitness class at a local YMCA if there is one in your area. Typically you can attend one by purchasing a day pass. In my area, those are only $7.00. That includes access to the facility and any classes they have for that day. That might help you have an opportunity to mingle with other like minded people with whom you can develop a fitness friendship.

good luck and hang in there.. you can do it :)

TRISSA3 SparkPoints: (9,694)
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1/18/13 4:01 P

Went through five states with DH's career. I'm the Queen of Relocation! Besides church groups I would go to the local cafe/breakfast joint for coffee and started chatting with the waitress and branched out from there. The church group I joined was the bunch of ladies who served coffee after services. I wasn't up to teaching Bible study, but some of the teachers needed help getting materials together. Volunteer at your local library. I'd go through your local Yellow Pages and see what community services could use a helping hand then go from there. Good luck!

KAMOFARRELL SparkPoints: (53,917)
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1/18/13 1:13 P

Thanks for the message. I have looked into meetup and there are no events at the moment in my area. I joined walking with small breeds :-)
and the DFW Fur something. I just did 2.8 miles on the Walk it out for Wii and now its back to my paper. I will continue my search. Everyone wants to get together no time and it always revolves around food. :-(

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
1/18/13 12:29 P

Going through the same thing. I found people through local meet up groups on line. They have meetups for just about everything under the sun. The good thing about these-- they are free. Sometimes if the group goes somewhere or teaches something there may be a cost, but normally not. I belong to two fitness groups and a RAW COLUMBUS.

KAMOFARRELL SparkPoints: (53,917)
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1/18/13 12:01 P

Find it hard relocating! I have virtual friends, church friends, and people that work with my husband. I am in the apartment doing homework and walking the puppy about an hour 2 times a day. I do my exercising using the Wii but it is hard not knowing anyone or having someone to talk to

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