2 HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU MOVE REGULARLY AS A KID?
New research shows that people who stayed in one spot are more likely to have several close bonds. “Because of that, regular interaction with them is what keeps you happy,” says Britten. Feeling bummed but not sure why? It’s probably that work craziness. Meet your friend over lunch to catch up.
If you moved around a bunch, you have a different relationship skill set: you are a pro at connecting with new people, but take a little longer to form tight bonds. “Rushing into something is going to make you more anxious about letting in someone you recently met,” says Meyers. Rather than spend marathon sessions with new people, schedule a few shorter meet-ups.