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Darren – How have your friendships changed?

Darren – How have your friendships changed?

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I thought there was something wrong with me because I used to have a ton of guy friends before my accident, and I had girl friends too.  But, interestingly after my accident, I found it really difficult to make new guy friends, and I had a ton of gi... Show More

I thought there was something wrong with me because I used to have a ton of guy friends before my accident, and I had girl friends too.  But, interestingly after my accident, I found it really difficult to make new guy friends, and I had a ton of girl friends.  And, it really frustrated me because I was like, “What’s wrong, why can’t I make guy friends?”  And, I saw this study that guys actually bond over things like sports and stuff, and girls bond over emotional stuff, not to over stereotype, right.    But, what I did to overcome that was I started doing all the fantasy sports things, and hosting poker games.  And that’s how I’ve, like, made most of my new guy friends is through, like, those venues.  And, Faith went out and learned how to play golf the summer between my first and second year at HBS.  And then so she goes on all the golfing outings with my guy friends, and I caddy for her.  So, it’s huge way for me to hang out because everybody plays golf, and like, you know, it’s a great way for me to make guy friends.  So that’s how we do it.

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Darren – How have your friendships changed?

Darren

Injured in 1993 at age 20, quadriplegic
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I thought there was something wrong with me because I used to have a ton of guy friends before my accident, and I had girl friends too.  But, interestingly after my accident, I found it really difficult to make new guy friends, and I had a ton of girl friends.  And, it really frustrated me because I was like, “What’s wrong, why can’t I make guy friends?”  And, I saw this study that guys actually bond over things like sports and stuff, and girls bond over emotional stuff, not to over stereotype, right.    But, what I did to overcome that was I started doing all the fantasy sports things, and hosting poker games.  And that’s how I’ve, like, made most of my new guy friends is through, like, those venues.  And, Faith went out and learned how to play golf the summer between my first and second year at HBS.  And then so she goes on all the golfing outings with my guy friends, and I caddy for her.  So, it’s huge way for me to hang out because everybody plays golf, and like, you know, it’s a great way for me to make guy friends.  So that’s how we do it.

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