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Old 11-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
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US My mother needs to make friends.

In b4 mom jokes, seriously.

Guys I'm having a bit of an issue. My mom and I have moved about 8 times in the last 4 years. We are settled a bit now but my mom is pretty lonely and has very few friends.

She's gonna be 60 next month and works from home, so making friends at work isn't possible.

I got no idea what she could do to get out more. She doesn't like our neighbourhood much so we are considering moving closer to Edinburgh, but whether that'll solve anything, I do not know, we just know that it's a more cultural city so hopefully there's more places to go out at night.

I've thought about getting her on a website for dating, but I think she's afraid of creepy old men. It doesn't have to be a relationship, but just something to make connections would be nice.


Anyone got ideas? I reckon lots of you have ageing parents so I hope this isn't an issue exclusive to me.

In b4 mom jokes again.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Just dump her in an old people's home and be done with it.


But seriously, Craigslist friendship section? Old people social websites? Forums?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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Art class or something? Old folks keep fit programme? x

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Old 11-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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Art class or something? Old folks keep fit programme? x

This, have her do art, pottery, book club, anything.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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Adult night classes are the way to go. Keep dat brain ticking, keep dem titties rolling.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #7
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She should get a job outside of home. Or volunteer somewhere, lots of old women volunteer at my local library.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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Enroll her in a Laser Tag league. My grandma loves laser tag.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #9
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Why do you always have issues man? Why can you never have things going your way? 'm starting to think that either you look for issues, or start them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #10
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Your mum is 60 and you still live with her?

How old are you may I ask?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #11
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Uhhh knitting club?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #12
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Night clubs? Or just tell her to hang around the bar and get to know people, idk.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #13
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I need to make friends :/
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #14
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Adult night classes are the way to go. Keep dat brain ticking, keep dem titties rolling.

that's not a bad idea. what's she interested in?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #15
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Why do you always have issues man? Why can you never have things going your way? 'm starting to think that either you look for issues, or start them.

Honestly, I dunno. As soon as a problem ends, another one starts.

Last year for example, we had issues with the house we were renting with the landlord being a dick. We then got around to buy a house, we renovated it for 2 months, and after a week of enjoying a new home my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer.

6 months later my grandma died.

My mom is now cancer free but chemo has left her with neuropathy.

I'm seriously afraid of getting up in the morning sometimes.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #16
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Your mum is 60 and you still live with her?

How old are you may I ask?

I'm 21. She had me pretty late.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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This is indeed a great idea!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:29 PM   #19
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Just dump her in an old people's home and be done with it.


But seriously, Craigslist friendship section? Old people social websites? Forums?


Don't think we have Craigslist here, but I can try Gumtree. Good call.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #20
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Is your mum happy? If so leave her be. Some people don't need a lot of friends.

If she's said to you it's a problem, as cliche as it sounds, look for bingo or line dancing clubs. Dancing kinda forces interaction, and line dancing attracts people around her age.
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