I've just ended my third year in Dublin as an expat. Before coming abroad, I was convinced making new friends abroad should be very easy but I can see it's not, at least not for me. I managed to make a few friends, but they either left Ireland, or the relationship simply fizzled-out. I have a few more connections I could see once in a while for a coffee but I wouldn't call them friends.
I ended up being some miserable here that I simply don't have the energy of joining a club, going to meetup groups, even doing the online dating game seems to be very draining for me. And that's because I can't seem to connect with most people for different reasons. I am aware it could be me and not necessarily the other people but I really get to the point where making friends, connections and buddies is no longer worthy. I know some might suggest I should just leave, unfortunately I'm stuck here with my job so that's not an option.
Curious if any of you felt the same when living in Ireland.
Asked by an anonymous person – Aug 26th 2017, 12:56 | 0 answers