Everyone wants someone to be there for them when they need it.

Strong connections make life more fun! Relationships are also sources of support when things get hard.

Making a connection isn’t always easy. Many people struggle with making new friends. It can be hard to know where to start building a new connection or where to find people who you want to connect with.

Some people have lots of strong relationships with friends, peers, parents or other adults, but you don’t have to have lots of relationships to feel supported.

Just one person can help you become a stronger version of yourself.

You will know they are worth it, if they stick with you through good and bad.

While some connections just click, most relationships are built over time. There are lots of small steps you can take to find new connections and build strong relationships.

Here’s a map to help you along the way:


While some friendships are immediate, most take time and attention to grow. There are lots of small, easy steps that can build meaningful, lasting connections.

If you’ve had bad experiences with friendships or reaching out in the past, remember that those experiences don’t predict the future. It may not be easy, but it’s always worth it to try again.

You might be one try away from a friendship you won’t want to miss.