I Am a Third Wheel

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 227 People

    Warning: This is long.

    I am third-wheeling everywhere I go to. At my class, we have an odd number of girls. Whenever we have to pair up, I ask other girls to pair up with me, but they act very unsure and say "I don't know" or "I'm not sure". Then, they make pairs and for the hundreth time, I'm all...
    CatCreamSmile CatCreamSmile
    13-15, F
    Jan 5, 2016

    Ok so in elementary school you are friends with

    everyone and everything is perfect. In 5th grade i became friends with lets call her Olivia. Me and Olivia were best friends all of 5th grade and into 6th grade too. I introduced one of my old family friends to Olivia, her name was lets say Julia. Me, Olivia, and Julia hung out...
    scarletg3 scarletg3
    16-17, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    I'm also a second wheel,

    a fourth wheel, and an eighth wheel!
    quidnuncular quidnuncular
    18-21, F
    Feb 23, 2015

    I have a best friend

    and she recently just got a boyfriend. I was over her house and i was trying to hang out with her and talk to her but she kept ignoring me and not paying attention to me because she was too busy texting him. Then when we are texting each other she has to go so she can spend time...
    Dezygoode13 Dezygoode13
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015
    Juliette20 Juliette20
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    Feel Like The Third Wheel

    So i'm in school and i have a best friend (lets call her "Jenna") so me and her have been best friends for over 3 years now and i feel like a third wheel. It all started in the beginning of this year at school. At first we were as close as peas in a pod now...not so much. She...
    allthatjazzhands allthatjazzhands
    13-15, F
    Feb 12, 2013

    I obviously know I am becoming a third wheel in

    my couple friends. It's really hurting most of the time because I always feel like I am the odd one out, neglected, invisible, and forgotten. However, I just cant seem to detach myself from them. I feel like i am pushing myself so hard to be part of the trio. I am a clingy...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 23, 2015

    hey everyone! so i am new to EP

    and i am very excited to share my experiences. alright so my best friend- lets call her samantha- and I have been best friends our whole lives. we met each other through school, and are inseparable. last year, unfortunately, our school closed down for various reasons. samantha...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    I Don't Know What To Do..

    I feel like one anyway.. I have two best friends but they are closer to each other then they are to me. They talk to each other more often. I feel so out of place sometimes when I'm with them.. like I shouldn't be there... like they don't want me. I've just always never really...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2010

    The Dreaded Third Wheel

    I hate being a third wheel. It's not fun, its boring as all get out. Usually its when you get stuck with two people who are talking about things that you weren't present for, things you're not interested in, or something you know nothing about. The same thing can also happen in a...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    Oct 14, 2010

    Recently I have stared secondary school with my

    two friends (we'll call them Siobhan and Teaghan(who is my neighbour). After the first few weeks a new girl joined my class (Me and Teaghan are in the same class while Siobhan is an another class with a girl called Ciara). Anyway this girl (I'll call her Hannah) is the top of...
    Keira455 Keira455
    13-15, F
    Feb 28, 2016

    Okay, so I feel like a third wheel in my

    friendship with my two other friends right now. The hard part is I don't think *blank and *blank really understand how I feel about the whole situation. I've been friends with *blank from when I was younger and *blank came along in 8th grade and started to grow close to my best...
    emily1213 emily1213
    18-21, F
    Aug 3, 2015

    I made two friends a couple years ago,

    and I was the third wheel. They had secrets, inside jokes... This year I became friends with a girl, and other girl, we were on the same class and I introduced them. Surprise surprise, I feel like a third wheel again. They walk side by side and I have to walk behind them because...
    Cvttes Cvttes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2014

    My friends all have a bf/gf

    and I don't, so instead of even being a third wheel, they just exclude me now.
    lizc99 lizc99
    18-21, F
    Jul 21, 2015

    Hey:) So I'm in 8th grade,

    and elementary school was horrible. I had only one friend and she turned out to be a not so good person. Everyone else bullied me or just kind of ignored me. So then middle school came, and I used to go to school in queens, NYC because my mom worked there and my sisters and I...
    Annalovesskittles Annalovesskittles
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    Every Time...

    My friend asks me if she can come over, and I'm like, ok, cool! So when she arrives here she tells me "uh I invited my boyfriend, i hope it's okay, it hasn't bothered you before, so i didn't think it was a problem!" So then i literally spend my time at my house doing random sh*t...
    inmysecretworld inmysecretworld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    They Say "*** Hag", I Just Say Third Wheel.

    How do I begin to write about a relationship that is entirely unorthodox? I start by saying I love the two men in my life. They're gay, they're proud, they're roomies, and they're dating each other. Me? You could say i'm just that girl who seems to be attached with them, but i'm...
    mezzo90 mezzo90
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2010

    Yeah, I get you. I think I'm just being

    paranoid though. I just started grade 8 today, and my BFF "apple" and I were really excited. But we don't have ANY classes together, whole she has all of hers with orange, a girl we just met today. Apple says she has a group of friends, but I'm freaked out that she just means...
    Heeeeeeeeeeey Heeeeeeeeeeey
    16-17, F
    Sep 22, 2014

    Ever since I introduced my best friend/cousin

    (gonna call her Emily) to my best friend (calling her Ella) they've been leaving me out on fun things. One time I asked Emily to be my partner in line at lunch she ditched me and went with Ella. I never get to spend any time alone with Emily except when we're at our relatives...
    natalie1516 natalie1516
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    Third Wheel Always

    I always try to do so much good for people and yet I get treated like crap. I have friends that always want me to always hang out with them and they completely ignore me, I honestly dont know why. I try to help them out when they dont know what to do but they just take it for...
    jcb1818 jcb1818
    16-17, M
    Oct 25, 2013

    I am in a group of 4.

    (Let's just call them Hannah,Morgan, and Avery) Hannah (probably the friend I talk to most) hardly talks to me now because of Morgan. She constantly wants to sit with her and be her BFF, and another group of people are trying to get Avery. Morgan and Hannah talk to each other...
    XxDreamersxX XxDreamersxX
    18-21, F
    Nov 17, 2014

    I just started a new school this year

    and things were going great. I made a bunch of friends and two best friends really quickly. Let's call them Daniel and Elizabeth. Things were great until about 2 thirds of the way through the school year. All of the sudden Daniel started to ignore me and treat Elizabeth better...
    threemoredaystillfriday threemoredaystillfriday
    16-17, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    Last year I met a girl

    and I will call her Megan for privacy reasons. Most people thought she was annoying. Second semester my schedule had changed and I was in one of her classes. I decided to sit right next to her on the first day and I actually became friends with her. She sat at my lunch table...
    lmackenzie514 lmackenzie514
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    So I have been best friends with "Ana"

    since 4th grade and were in 11th grade now. We both loved playing with each other at school and I would go over to her house for sleepovers. Then in 7th grade more people started hanging out with us and I loved my group, me and ana started to hang out with alex more and we...
    summerjean98 summerjean98
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    I hate feeling like the third wheel ,

    I have a friend who's name is ,Marlene , we've been friends for three years . This year I met a girl who is now Marlene's and my friend . I feel like they have more in common . I just want to be friends with Marlene . I feel left out they always talk and laugh together...
    Gabyhernandez Gabyhernandez
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2014

    Yep, I'm the Third Wheel

    You know when you pass a couple holding hands, and one of them turns to a single girl who nods her head and smiles? That's the third wheel, that's me! I'm the girl in the edge of couples photo "leaning in" for the shot. I'm the one you call when you want to complain...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    Ive never had a boyfriend before.

    Most of my friends around me are starting to get boyfriends or have boyfriends, and this is only high school. Its just awkward to be around so many couples, its like your not there. I just wonder how itll be when/if i get a boyfriend.. Ill probably act the same way tbh.
    missaimy missaimy
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    I'm not funny, fun to be around,

    the 'life of the party' or anything. I'm quiet, awkward, boring and replaceable. So I just end up being a third wheel.
    magicalenby magicalenby
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    I have 2 so called best friends

    but they've always been closer and even though they call me thier bestfriend i know they don't think it. I feel so out of it sometimes and I can see that other people know that I'm the follower but I don't know how to handle it because when I talk to them they just brush me off...
    needsleepfj needsleepfj
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2015

    I Feel Like A Third Wheel With My Best Friends

    I have been best friends with my friend (lets call her sarah) for about 3 nearly 4 years now and last summer we started to hang about with another girl (lets call her alice). I have known alice since my first year in high school but have not really got very close with her, but...
    Kazafcb814 Kazafcb814
    18-21, F
    52 Responses Mar 10, 2012
    yhitoshi9 yhitoshi9
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2014

    Hello everyone, I decided to share this story

    because it's really bothering me and I think that here I can find people who will understand.. so let's start. I have known my BFF(who was my BFF) since kindergarten, we have become friends in the sixth grade. we got to know a girl called salma after a while they become very...
    aya2050 aya2050
    18-21, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    So me and one of my bestfriends (lets call her

    mimi) got moved to another class last year . We met some amazing friends and I loved that class . We were a group of 5 and it was all cool ......until this year came.This year Mimi and me and another girl from our group got changed again. I loved both Mimi and (lets call her Am...
    Daisy1590 Daisy1590
    16-17, F
    Jan 13, 2016

    Fo Shizzle My Nizzle

    *is the mic on?* *check 1, 2, 3* Ahem. You know, not all of my friends are dating, in fact, few them of them do. I have few friends to begin with anyhow lol. Also, I don't mind that my friends date, OBVIOUSLY. But I dislike it when I have to meet new "boyfriends" Ahh, that's the...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

    I am the third wheel of my sister

    and her boyfriend. #livinthelife
    Tiffersneeze Tiffersneeze
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 1, 2014

    A Third Wheel With My Friends

    I started in this new high school and quickly I started to hang out with a big group of girls. As time passed, the group "dissolved" and I ended up with my current two friends. They have been bestfriends since like forever, but sometimes I feel that I dont have anything in common...
    Maria1959 Maria1959
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2012

    Okay so I know this is like themed "third wheel"

    but I am a fourth wheel and I just really need to put this somewhere. So like I have these three friends in my friend group let's call them o l and b and I'm Candace so together we are 4. So in 6th grade b came to our school and like I became her best friend and then like in the...
    candacefernandez candacefernandez
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    I'm a third wheel. I 'm THE third wheel.

    My friend(I'll call her Jane) and I have been friends since kindergarten. Jane and I have been through a lot together, and I'm glad to call her my best friend. But this school year, we have no classes together. We do have lunch together, but here's where Anne(fake name) comes...
    KookieDO KookieDO
    16-17, F
    Sep 18, 2015

    Experienced Full Third Wheelness Today.

    I'm always the third wheel, whether if I'm with a couple or with some friends, I'm always that odd number out that everyone is like well... Um.. I guess we needed her? Did we? But anyway... Today, I was out with a close friend (we have been drifting for quite a while and now she...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2010

    So I have 2 friends that I am

    both really close with. When they first met, they hated eachother. But then gradually over the days and weeks, they got to know more about each other and now there like best friends. I feel left out because they know more about each other more than I know them. I feel so left...
    Hope149 Hope149
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015

    My birthday is in 3 days (yes it's valentine's

    day) and I am inviting only my 2 best friends. Let's call them Marcy and Becca. Marcy and becca barely know each other. So Becca lives 5 hours away so we don't see each other very much, but we talk almost every day. She is way prettier than me and a lot more popular, everything...
    sadloner1 sadloner1
    18-21, F
    Feb 11, 2016

    I have 2 best friends & supposedly were one

    whole maaaiins group but there always only talking to each other they never include me in anything how can I tell them I'm a third wheel . ????
    alee20 alee20
    22-25, F
    Apr 25, 2015

    I'm a third wheel, and I'm good at it too.

    I give support to friends in relationships, and I act as a wingman for others. I fully embrace the new partner of a friend as a close personal friend of my own. I stay true to my original friends when they break up. I act as an awkwardness buffer in the initial stage before they...
    RubyDust RubyDust
    22-25, M
    Jan 30, 2014

    ok so I've known my best friend (lets call her

    zoe)for 3 years now, and there is this other girl who is her friend (lets just call her kate) so I'm in the 8th grade, and me and zoe were put in the same class, but with kate too. and they always leave me out and do things all the time without me. every time the teacher says...
    fangirlmarvel123 fangirlmarvel123
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014
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