I clearly need to relax more, and to try not to take everything so personally.
Maybe I'll place a want ad? Or perhaps I'll go to the dog park. I don't have (or want) a dog, but dog people seem to be way friendly.
#1. Your kids don’t have to be friends—they just have to be kind to each other.
My attempts at friendship might have failed me so far in this new town, but I won't give up.
#1. Ask, “How are you?” and not only mean it, want details.