English translation: make / establish social contacts
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Explanation: It could be that this person is not at ease or has trouble socializing; however, IMHO socializing is what you do with your social contacts once you have established them. It is the verb "herstellen" in the original that makes me think the establishment of the contacts is what is meant in this case.
Sometimes people have trouble establishing social contacts (or finding people with whom they can socialize) because they are shy or "not sociable," sometimes they've moved to a new area and don't know anyone yet, or other times their jobs keep them so busy they simply don't have the time.
Since the original says "I am having problems establishing social contacts (or more informal: finding people to socialize with)", I'm not sure it implies personality-related problems.
I hope this helps more than it confuses!
Best regards, Beth
Beth Kantus United States Local time: 23:27 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 924
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