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I Believe Friendship Is A Two Way Street

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    What Do You Regard As Most Important When Meeting New Friends?

    A few points of interest to me,are: 1) Do you regard yourself as an introvert or extrovert – and what is your evidence for your belief? 2) What do you think makes friendship most worthwhile? 3) Do you believe in God and ,if so ,does it make a difference in the friends you will...
    kitsgamesandads kitsgamesandads 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 13, 2011

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    If you aren't ready to respect me

    and do what it takes to keep my friendship... don't even bother to ask for it.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    To be able to give your heart

    even when you feel you have nothing left to give To stay up listening to them say the same thing week in week out about the man that don't deserve them To be there no matter what and try to help and give what you can It would be nice to think it would be the same the other...
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I have a friend (or maybe an ex friend)

    who has high expectations for me in our friendship. I, on the other, don't expect much. She would never and never done some of things she expects. Anyone else have a friend like that. Oh yeah she can be a B and is always beating around the bush. We do have a lot of fun.
    kfg4279 kfg4279 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    I do not have time for unintentional

    friendships. My time matters as much a yours, if not more than.
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 4, 2014

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    Hi I'm new to all this,

    just get fed up sometimes.just had a foot operation and am laid up for 6 weeks. no driving just hobbling around. I want to talk to male of female of around the same age 49. Looking to hear from you all.x
    wendyann21 wendyann21 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I'm a caring, giving person.

    If I care about you, I will give you all of my time. I'll be there for you when you're hurt. I'll talk to you when you just want to kill time. I ask questions, because I want to know more about you. I don't open my heart to many, but, when I do, I give everything I have. I've...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    Today is a dark day My friends birthday was

    yesterday I sent her many a message but she didn't see any of them A whole back I was upset with this friend because she wouldn't let me follow them on twitter, I KNOW that is a stupid thing to get up set about but I'm already super insecure and I have trouble trusting people...
    snazzygal3000 snazzygal3000 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    (Follow in from last experience) I wake up in

    the morning and all I see are endless tweets between these two people who call themselves my best friends Anyway as I said yesterday was her birthday so even though she blocked me I sent her a tweet, a message, a text and a skype message and I get no reply (so far) and then I...
    snazzygal3000 snazzygal3000 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    Yes It Is

    Friendship is a give and take just like any relationship is based on honestly, trust and mutual respect for one another no matter what their opinion is, race or ethnic background! 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 9, 2012

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    I tend to give more than I take,

    but it would be nice to meet a kindred spirit!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Heyy!thanks!

    Friendship is 2 way,indeed . I would like to say Thank you for those,who had stayed with me throughout the last couple of months-9 months in fact.. and sorry that i didn't listen to your problems being so consumed by mine. Thanks for being there and for the good advices.. I love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    I've done all I can do,

    if she doesn't want to make this friendship work then good-bye to her. I'm tired of this teenage girl drama. I have my guy friends and they are all I'll ever need :) At least they aren't drama!!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    Loyalty is key. We don't have to agree with

    each other, we can fight, and we can be too honest. None of that is as important as sticking together in a mad, mad world. Friends can mess up, we can hurt each other more than anyone else can simply because we care. Friendships grow apart as life happens, as we evolve and head...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    I believe friendship is a two way street

    and I have created this account because although I have account I do have friends in school and outside of school but I am struggling to believe they are a two way street. I am looking for someone who I can talk to who will hear me out and give me advice and I will do the same...
    isobelhapcher isobelhapcher 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    A Missed Opportunity For A True Friend

    I just wanted to be your Friend After seeing about a half dozen stories or comments on the whiteboards of some of the Women today about how many requests from men for add to their circles and how swamped they were, I gave this some thought and could only imagine how much...
    SimplyK SimplyK 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    There's this guy I know

    who seems so friendly with everyone around. But around me he seems so quiet and shy and I have to always be the one to talk to him first if I want to talk to him. I always have to find something to talk about if it's the two of us alone but around other ppl he is so talkative...
    Jamie2426 Jamie2426 22-25 3 Responses May 7, 2014

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    That awkward moment when you message someone

    you haven't heard from in awhile on Facebook And they don't even look at your message or respond to it... Even though you mentioned that it had been awhile since you have heard from them...
    AmandaHugandKiss2014 AmandaHugandKiss2014 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by

    the person you thought would never hurt you
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    famlam famlam 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Two Way Highway

    I believe friendship is a two highway. Some people like to be friends with a certain person because they might have money, the looks, gets the girls or boys, or whatever dumb reason.To me, friendship goes on beyond all that stuff. One way is always being there for that person no...
    superherojustin superherojustin 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    That horrible, sinking-in-your-stomach feeling

    you get when you know for sure that your friends have been lying to you and hiding things from you for months and being all friendly to your face. Sickened. It's time to break off the friendship. Why do we act like we're best friends when we both know it's a sham?
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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    I Believe Friendship Is A Two Way Street, But It Seems The Street Going My Way Is Rarely Driven On.

    If you asked most of the people I consider my friends to describe me, they would say I am so nice, sweet and loyal. Whenever they have a problem, I am there to listen, I am there to comfort and give advice. When I have a problem, they are never around or they are too busy or we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    A majority of mankind want a good friendship

    with others. We enjoy sharing good feelings with them as well as bad ones. So if you help me out how can I not do the same when you need someone there for you.
    nevgivup nevgivup 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Want To Connect With Someone That Gets Me!

    To me, the world seems full of lonely, disconnected, unhappy people myself included. I have made efforts to meet new people and make new friends, but seem to run into endless hurdles. So many of them seem to only want to do the talking and none of the listening. Sometimes it...
    Bluebyu Bluebyu 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I don't give up on people,

    they give up on me, so trust me when I tell you I'm not going anywhere
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Everytime you have some kind of trouble you

    text me, you call me, you need me. As soon as things are okay you suddenly vanish from my life. You don't ask how I am. When you do it's only as a tiny courtesy to whatever crap you're about to unleash on me. I love you, you're one of my closest friends. Or were until you just...
    ninalightyear ninalightyear 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    If it's one sided then I don't wanna know!

    If I find that I'm chasing someone and putting in so much effort but not getting anything back then bye-bye not friends anymore! I've had enough of people messing around and they don't care! I'm not wasting my time, effort or energy on someone who isn't giving the same back! I...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    Sometimes the most painful thing is

    when you know this but your "friend" does not. Ive been there too many times and it never gets easier.
    JessesGirl12813 JessesGirl12813 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    You Can Always Tell A Real Friend

    You can always tell a real friend:When you've made a fool of yourselfHe doesn't make you feel you've done a permanent job!Lawrence J. Peter
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F Jun 29, 2012

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    I am no longer going to seek

    or maintain friendships with people who claim they adore you one day and than you never hear from them, unless you message first of course, or they need something they cannot get themselves. Friendship works 2 ways, and the older you get, the harder it is to find good friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    Unfortunately, this is never the case

    for me. I don't know what happened but all my friends are gone. There's me and my remembrance of the past. So many people have walked away. Am I to blame? I don't know but I'm just too passionate for people.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    Me: "Hey! What's up? How are you?

    " Them: "Oh hai!! Haven't talked to you for like ever. Missed you!" Me: "Then why haven't you texted ME?"
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 3 Responses May 8

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    Friendships shouldn't be one-way.

    You help me with something, I will do the same..you look out for me, I will look out for you but I won't beg or complain.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    You hurt us, me most of all.

    That's why I lashed out. We did everything to make you happy, to give you the family you wanted and you **** all over us. I no longer feel sorry for you, your an awful friend/lover.
    CertainUncertainty CertainUncertainty 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    I have learned that honesty is the key to all

    of life's journeys. Without it the paths become rocky with lies, narrow with distrust, obscured with the weeds and trees of deceit. Dishonesty closes all roads. The end of any beautiful journey.
    trinny61 trinny61 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    What You Give You Will Receive

    Friendship is a relationship among people.To have great friendship one must invest time,love and understanding.To bond a great friendship is to give unconditionally and not expecting anything in return.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 11 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    If you leave someone,

    atleast tell them why. What's more painful than being abandoned is knowing you are not worth an explanation.
    Vejay Vejay 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    The worst part about being right about a guy

    being totally wrong for your best friend Is... being right about him. :-(
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    The word friend shouldn't be used loosely

    but it is. I've used it and realized that most of the people in my life weren't my friends. If my friend gets into a jam and I can help, I should help her/him. No hesitation. And the same on the other end. Friends should be there for each other, it should be a two-way street.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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