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I Believe Friendship Is A Two Way Street

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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 1 day ago

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    My Patience Has Worn So Thin

    This weekend an old friend of mine wanted to have a reunion with his friends, and needed a place to stay for 2 nights. I live near his hometown, but his folks have moved away now, so of course I said ok. My friends don't need to earn favours from me, treat me as a good friend and...
    lostlittlecreature lostlittlecreature 26-30, F Sep 2, 2012

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    Some Things Require A Professional

    A recent acquaintance has turned into somewhat of a remora. I have found my new fishy is exceedingly insecure, desperate for validation and approval, and subconsciously operating out of fear. And so I find myself with choices. Establish boundaries? Disconnect entirely? Get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18, 2013

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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

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 9

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    Is It Just My Experience Or...

    Are "friends" people who in the end just end up looking out for themselves? Alright, I got a friend that i've known for 9 yrs now and I used to be able ta say that this foo was my closest friend if not my best. Now lets rewind about 4 years ago to the first time we tried bud. It...
    ConfusedCid ConfusedCid 22-25, M Jul 9, 2011

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Time To End Friendship?

    Like thousands of people, I got back in touch with a long lost friend when Myspace was gaining popularity 9 years ago. To make a long story short, we wrote usually every month, whether it be just a simple comment on facebook, a short tweet, or an email. We did have a few phone...
    BillSPrestonEsq BillSPrestonEsq 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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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

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    Why Bother..?

    I tried. I really tried. Did everything I could. Answered phone calls anytime... Went over to comfort them whenever I could... Sat with them when none of our other friends would... Tried to understand... Listened to every DAMN *****, moan and teary rant... And what did I get...
    TurningBackTime11 TurningBackTime11 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    Sometimes I feel like my friends don't want me

    around. They don't really invite me anywhere and now I actually have time to go out. I feel pathetic trying to tag along and asking them to go out with them. But I am really lonely and craving friendship. I often use most of my time trying to help others, so I don't understand...
    stellarsteph1 stellarsteph1 18-21, F Jan 27

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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

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    Perhaps Friends Aren't My Thing..

    I've had many friends throughout my live. I'd do anything for any of them, but I don't think the feelings are mutual... I was always there to talk to them. I remembered their birthdays. I'd bake them treats and get them gifts. We had fun together, but that was always my doing...
    itsjustme1001 itsjustme1001 22-25, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    A Get Well Letter

    Dear Sume ! When I talked to you on the phone I could tell by your voice that you are not feeling well. That's make me a feel like a hell. I am sorry that you got the fever, and I know how horrible it feels to be really sick like that. I am praying that you recover fully and...
    jhorapata jhorapata 22-25, F May 16, 2013

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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 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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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

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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

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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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    My Sister

    When I think of true friendship, I think of sisterhood. Unconditional, accepting, non judgemental, brutaly honest. Always supportive, always available. A two way relationship that is as permanent as blood. Beautiful, fun, serious, painful, .......everything you need wrapped up in...
    kialiaciao kialiaciao 22-25, F May 4, 2012

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I moved to STL in May with my BFF

    for a job straight out of college. I've made some friends at work and have been invited to do some things outside of work that she hasn't been invited to do. She doesn't tell me she is mad or jealous when I hang out with my work friend but she gets really quiet when I talk to...
    Bbh8002 Bbh8002 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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    I Think My Friendship Is In Danger

    I have been friends with Melissa since high school. We are both 24 now. she and her boyfriend moved back to town about a year ago after living with her boyfriend in another state for a few months. They rented a horrible rundown trailer house hub didn't even look at before...
    paintgirl89 paintgirl89 22-25, F Oct 3, 2013

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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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    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Lost Friend Returned?....

    So the best friend and I broke up about a year ago. I am moving back home in three weeks! The dreams of her I have been having the past several months have only been getting more intense as my end date here draws near. I finally decided to hold my breath and contact her every way...
    Questionasker1122 Questionasker1122 18-21, F May 20, 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

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    Beautiful Sentiment For 2010

    We never get what we want, We never want what we get, We never have what we like, We never like what we have, And still we live and love That's life.... The best kind of friends, Is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, Never say a word...
    sugarnspice4u sugarnspice4u 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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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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    I Think Its Time To Let Go

    everything changed since we graduate from college. . .though i do accept that nothing is constant in this world!,its just sadden me to think that im always the one who make an effort to get n touch with each other,and if were talking they are not that excited as i expect them...
    lovepillow lovepillow 18-21, F Sep 6, 2011

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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

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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...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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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

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    No Return.

    My best friend 'isn't feeling our friendship right now'. I am recently divorced. I moved here two years ago and have had nothing but problems concernig making friends. I have a lot on my plate and no one to share it with. It sucks. I am tired of people who are only there when it...
    victrolalushsublime victrolalushsublime 22-25, F Sep 25, 2013

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    Eight Signs You're in a Relationship Worth

    Keeping A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to this article today. I think the author's eight points are valid, even if I don't agree completely with his descriptions of each point. I think the eighth point is especially interesting. Past relationships and friendships...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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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

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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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    Need to think aloud. This bloody cold is

    messing with my head too. 2 years ago, a friend in a bad marriage fell in love with a married playboy-type guy who also had a girlfriend and lived in another country. It got pretty bad where he was manipulating her and it took all our efforts to get her out of there and give...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 28

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    I have a best friend of 17 years.

    She's more like a sister to me, but lately she's being kinda distant and bitchy toward me for no reason. For example, the other night she told me she couldn't hang out with me cause she needed to spend quality time with her boyfriend because she had kind of been neglecting him...
    JerseyRoyaltyx0 JerseyRoyaltyx0 18-21, F Feb 27

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    Friendships ending is just like a break up with a romantic partner. My friendships usually end by just drifting apart, but it stings so much worse when you become different people...
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