Making Friends in Your New Community

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Before I embarked on our country move, I had read a journalistic piece reporting tree change stories that didn’t work out.  The anecdotes were drawn from 2008 research undertaken by sociologist Dr Angela Ragusa from Charles Sturt University.  Dr Ragusa interviewed 50 tree changers in NSW and Victoria.  Not surprisingly many of the respondents talked of “difficulty in making new friends” and “the value of networks they left in the city”. Continue reading “Making Friends in Your New Community”