In life, when you don't have a clear sense of what you are trying to accomplish, it is hard to persevere when things get tough.

And let's be honest, learning social skills can be tough.  Sometimes it can seem there's just too much information to hold in your head.  Sometimes the fear and the anxiety can feel overwhelming.  Sometimes other people can seem mean or irrational or petty, and it doesn't seem worth the effort to learn how to have relationships with them.

But real life is lived in relationships.  Life has plenty of pursuits you can enjoy on your own.  But the richest joy and deepest contentment of life can come only from relationships.  We were not meant to live alone, and although learning social skills is hard it is worth the cost.

But don't take my word for it.

You have a reason for coming to this site.  You have a reason for wanting to improve your social skills.  There's something in your life that better social skills will change.  It might seem like a little thing (you want to be more outgoing) or something really big (you don't have any friends and don't know how to find them).

Take the time to figure out that reason.  For some of you, that will be easy.  You know exactly why you're here.

In any journey, the two most important pieces of information are where you are and where you're trying to go. Traveling from Chicago to Miami is a very different journey than traveling from Chicago to Dallas, or even from from Miami to Chicago.  And learning social skills is a journey.

So where are you, and where are you going?  What is your current

Do you feel comfortable in social interactions, but struggle with actually making strong friendships?

Do you want to learn social skills