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Build Real Friendships for Deeper Connection in Your 50s

Wouldn’t it be great to have a close group of girlfriends to hang out and share life with.  The problem is finding and making true friends is really hard, especially in your 50s. 

It’s tough to know where to start!


I’ve been there.


When I returned to NZ from the UK 13 years ago, I thought I could slot back into the solid friendships I’d left behind. But it was a shock to find they’d moved on, and there was no room for me.


I had to start fresh all over again. 

I’ve started afresh many times – each time facing new challenges with plenty of mistakes to learn from. But this time was much harder.


I tried many things and joined different clubs in an attempt to find like-minded women of a similar stage in life who were open to making new friends for authentic connection. 


But I found many women didn’t have the time, availability or energy to extend friendship to me with their many competing priorities.


So I gave up and buried myself in work. Not a good move.


Then Covid hit, and well, I don’t have to tell you the affect isolation had on friendships and connection on the whole for everyone.


When everything went virtual, I realised I wasn’t alone amongst the many other women in their 50s who were experiencing the same friendship challenges as me.


So I did something about it so that other women could avoid what I went through.


I created a community of like-minded, mainly financially independent single women in their 50s that came together regularly IRL to enrich their lives with friendship and fun.

And I experienced such rich rewards and joy in watching new friendships grow, flourish, and deepen.


But after hosting 185 events, connecting with more than 150 women in real life over a 15-month period, it’s fair to say I observed a few friendship mistakes.

They were obvious to me because I’ve made them all before — before that is, learning what not to do and an easier way to make friends.

There is a well-signposted path to friendship that many don’t follow.

Instead, we bumble along through trial and error; gathering rejection, hurt, and scars along the way because we’re never taught the ‘how to’ of friendship. 

But I  happen to know a thing or two about friendship, especially in your 50s, having learned from the many mistakes I’ve made over the years.

I share my stories to guide you along a proven path towards real friendships for deeper connection so that you too, can go from feeling alone and isolated to feeling connected and alive. 

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