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How to become friends with your new neighbours

How to become friends with your new neighbours

A move to a new neighborhood can turn your social life upside down, especially when you are moving very far away from your former home, for instance, in a new country.

Cultivating a good friendship with your neighbor is therefore a great skill for anyone who wants to find social fulfillment in their new home and enjoy the safety and warmth that comes from being part of a caring community.


Have Common Meeting Places

Social relationships blossom in social settings. This is especially the case for people who have common interests or share a lot more in common than with the rest of the group.

Therefore, find out what social activities your neighbors engage in and make a point of being a part of them.

It could be as simple as a common sporting interests or just hanging out in similar places. Eventually, you will find yourself having to interact more with your neighbors, even with regard to things that go past your personal interests.

In the end, you will find that you have become very good friends of your neighbors.


Approach Your Neighbors Directly

In some neighborhoods, you might have the luck of having especially friendly people who will approach you once you move in and try to know you better.

However, in some cases, this may not be the case, as they might view such a move as being too aggressive or intrusive. It does not mean that they are not interested in becoming friends with you – everyone wants to know more about their neighbors and have them as close friends who can care about them.

Therefore, you can make the first move and knock on their door to introduce yourself.

Conversations will most likely develop that will lead into much closer relationships that can make you friends.


Don’t Offend Your Neighbors

Being considerate will earn you their trust and make them interested in being closer to you.

Therefore, you should be helpful without being intrusive, avoid making too much noise for your neighbors either through loud music or parties, avoid neglecting your yard, and also dressing inappropriately while outside.


Try to Know Your New Neighbors

You may have lived in your neighborhood for quite some while, during which time your neighbors have come and gone.

To ensure that you remain close with your neighbors, you will need to make a point of knowing any new people that move into the neighborhood personally.

You can approach them directly, or be warm and inviting when they reach out to you.

You can also help them find the best places to hangout. Furthermore, you can also show them where they can indulge their hobbies, some of which will definitely be similar to your own, giving you an opportunity to become good friends.


Bottom Line

Making friends of your neighbors is easier than most people think. There are several, direct and indirect, ways to initiate contact with your neighbors.

When you move in and your neighbors approach you directly, be inviting.

Generally, to go past being simple acquaintances, you should try to find common interests that can bring you together, for instance, similar sports, children, hangout joints, and so forth.

You also have to strive to be a good neighbor yourself by not doing things that annoy others or make them not to want to be involved with anything to do with you.

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