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I Believe Friendship Is A Two Way Street

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In order for a person to have friends,

    they must show themselves to be friendly and approachable and must also remember that friendship is a two way thing. Some people have friends who are much closer to them than a member of their own family.................."
    FluffMcCluskey FluffMcCluskey 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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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    The Faces Of Friendship

    A recent event in my life makes me take a moment pause. Passion. Action. Reaction. Chain-Reaction. The Universe escalates. A loud cacophony of noise, with two choices... Headlong into a crescendo of resolution and a chord of harmony ...or the slow gutteral deathrattle of...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2012

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    Confused And Trying

    Well this one seems rocky. Last year I met a friend and it was us two getting along okay, and another friend came in which added spice. However, me with my stupid feeling felt a little left out and grew quiet because they were talking and spending a lot of time together which...
    BelleBlowingBubbles BelleBlowingBubbles 22-25, F Mar 11, 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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    Broken Bonds...

    Take for example two bonds that could never be broken. Both alike. They are out there for the same reason, but split later. Now for the truth. Two friends. Best friends, or so what it seemed. Everyone fights, but should one always be the one to apoligize even if there is blame to...
    Beyourself13 Beyourself13 18-21, F Jan 3, 2013

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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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    It Can'T Just Be One-Sided

    I've had "friendships" before where I was the only one that tried. I would go out of my way just to please my friend and she was fine with accepting my loyalty, but she never returned the favor. Obviously this friendship didn't last. For a long time I thought something was wrong...
    clcsilent clcsilent 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    I've Been In A One Way Friendship

    I year later he was still ignoring me (email, phone calls, you name it). I really really tried to get a hold of him to tell him I was done, but he had nothing to say. He couldn't even tell me he had gotten tired of me or whatever. I dunno, I guess I don't have good taste in...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F Oct 4, 2012

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    Embracing Yourself

    The Beauty you see in another Is your own Beauty reflected back to you ... Embracing that Beauty in another ... is Self .... embracing self ... We are all 'ONE' ... We Are ... 'Love' ... ♥
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18, 2012

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    It Takes Two...

    so often these days, you seem to come across people that you are always there for when they need you, but when you need them, they are nowhere to be seen, until they need someone to be there for them again, and they come crawling back. now, i dont like totally ditching people...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Apr 21, 2013

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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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    I Am Not A Therapist!

    Often, the people I call friends come to me for help and advice. Being the nice type of person that I am, I am all too happy to provide a listening ear for their rants, advice for their problems and help for their troubled times. I can't turn my back on people who need me, it's...
    SoulScribe SoulScribe 22-25, F Aug 3, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Broken Friendships

    Why did you hurt me so much? I tried to tell you that you were hurting me but you never listen. When I decided to be brave and walk away you acted as if I slapped you acrossed the face? I kept telling you I was unhappy that I felt I was doing all the work. This is so confusing...
    CopperBlaze CopperBlaze 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    The Meaning Of Friendship :)

    You never know how much you need a Friend... Real friends stick together when times are tough, They're always there with a shoulder to lean on, Regardless of size,How much money you have, Shape, Color, Species Or age. Real friends won't let you do stupid things alone, They'll...
    Coral19 Coral19 18-21, F Dec 16, 2012

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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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    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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    The Best Way To Have A Good Friend..

    is to be one! and that is not easy... the world "mutual" seems a bit hard for me... i've known people who liked me much less than i like them.. and vice versa... in this life.. i've found it really hard to have about the same ammount of mutual feelings! i have a few good...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 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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    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 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Is This Really The New Definition Of Friendship?

    When did it become okay for friends to have strong opinions about my diet, lifestyle and marriage? I grew up in a world where you supported your friends no matter what, and the only grounds for dumping a friend was if they were unpleasant directly to YOU. Nowadays, it seems the...
    MaxineR MaxineR 36-40, F Oct 6, 2012

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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 1 Response May 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 7

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    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Have you ever been so distracted trying to

    prove your worth to someone that you don't see they its they who are not worth it? Have you ever wanted someone to like you so much that you will do anything for them but then one day you realise they have never once been there for you when you needed a friend and everything has...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ 1 Response Jul 2

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    Don'T Stray

    Friendship is a true blessing and to not even try to stay bonded as friends is sad. I treasure my friends, what very few I have. If all you do is take and don't give, you are no friend. I thought I had a friend (best friend) for years but I was wrong. I would do anything for her...
    koolkatjossie koolkatjossie 36-40, F Jan 25, 2013

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    Urrgg,thank You!

    For him who believe in 'little friendship' after you been knowing them for half a year... I hope you get out of my life..I do not need you nor the memories for you have given nothing but xxxxx to me! So please,I pray we never ever cross paths again,nor hear from each other! God...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 3, 2012

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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 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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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 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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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

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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 2 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Marvellous Magic call it magic .. call it true .. call it magic .. when I'm with you .. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtb11P1FWnc&feature=kp
    birdblu birdblu 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Yeah I do value friendships.. But I don't think many of my real life friends see friendships the way I do. I'm the type of friend that's always there for you no matter what, I'm...
    LittleKandi LittleKandi 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I have maybe three TRUE friendships and a few more good friendships. I think people often confuse friendships and acquaintanceships. They are quite different. I also believe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 26

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    I hate the words "I'm sorry" I feel like that's all you ever get with people. They treat you like crap and instead of fixing the problems they constantly create, they just give...
    PhotographyJournalingLife PhotographyJournalingLife 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 8
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