Sometimes your biological family either cannot or will not be there for you. Maybe, like me, you live far away from home or your biological family is abusive, emotionally distant, or reclusive. Whatever the reason, being alone can be tough. Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold and a cheerleader in their corner. Spouses and significant others can help fill the void, but they may come and go.
The good news is, if your real family is absent, you can create a group of close friends who act as your surrogate family. As an adult, forming deep friendships can be difficult with jobs, kids, and spouses. However, with some patience and effort, you can find your surrogate family. Here are some suggestions to get you started.