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I moved to a big metropolitan area and feel overwhelmed. Please give me tips to adjust.?

I have moved from one of the Western states to the DC area. I have been here 3 years and had to move couple of times within this areas for different jobs. I am having a hard time dealing with traffic, long distances, and the culture. It is more difficult to make friends and keep in touch with them when one makes a few friends. It is difficult to meet up with them because of the distance, therefore, I cannot see them often. I find myself concentrating more on work and getting more alienated with myself and burnt out. Please give me some feedback. At this time moving back West is not an option.

Asked By: SH18 - 9/30/2007
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Just moved from DC and I miss it! But I must admit that it isn't a very easy area to meet people - you have to be proactive - but it looks like you are taking a step in the right direction... More
Answered By: C - 9/30/2007
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The only bits of advice i can give is A) Find a balance between work and life and try to set more time aside for yourself or B) Move back to your home out west, if you would feel more comfortable there. I can't give you full advice because i don't know your full situation.
Answered By: B M - 9/30/2007
 
I am not a big fan of cities either, I work in Boston though. What do you like to do? what are your hobbies? One advantage of the cities are there is always something going on. Instead of looking to travel, to meet up with friends, consider that your neighborhood might become a source of comfort.
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Answered By: Wayne D - 9/30/2007
 
This sounds paradoxical, but chill out and embrace technology. Get your email friends and family going. Get online with your old friends and do a KIT with them frequently. KIT is Keep In Touch. My sibs and I use it all the time... More
Answered By: rb29440 - 9/30/2007
 
Good Lord, I can't imagine such a drastic change in my life. I don't know how you do it. The first thing I thought of when you started describing your situation was 'get a cellphone with free long distance.' The second thing was 'watch the local news everyday.' When you start meeting new people, you'll need something... More
Answered By: White lighting - 9/30/2007
 
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