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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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    I want to have a real,

    and true friend that I can be completely honest with. Someone that will stick with me till the end and support me in any situation. I am glad that I have one. My one and only friend. We are like sisters. We are very close, and know each other completely. It was as if we share a...
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    No matter if I have one friends

    or 100 friends, all that matters is how much they care about me
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Oct 28, 2014

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    True Blue Friends

    I never had anything remotely near "lots of friends" and I never wanted it. From a fairly young age I always just wanted to enjoy being with friends, the rest was......not interesting enough to care about for me. That mindset never really changed much, it just matured a little. I...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    Reunion

    I wasn't going to go. No way! It was my 20 year HS reunion (yes...to you young pupps out there--I am an old lady of nearly 40--haha). I live in a metropolitarian area about 4 hours from the small, podunk, redneck town I grew up in. I had a good reason NOT to join in the...
    Justcate Justcate 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    Today I had to say goodbye to my best buddy.

    He gave me so many memories.Being more of a pet person than a human person I was deeply attached.I got him when he was 8 weeks old in 1998.He died on my bed at 1:15 pm.My heart is broken into pieces.
    terryb954 terryb954 46-50, T 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    deops deops 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Having 5 good friends is better

    than having a 100 average ones.I prefer quality over quantity any day.Have also read a person cannot manage more than 45 relationships/friends , so the number game is not for me.Have a group of like minded souls and let the fun times flow.
    Moonlighting22 Moonlighting22 31-35, M Nov 11, 2014

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    This is so true. Due to the nature of some of

    the work I do, I tend to have a wide network of friends. Although, I have many people I would call a friend, it is quite a small network that I would call a true friend. I have been battling some health issues lately and it's during these time, of hardship, where you can...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    I love this. My best friend would say it to me

    when i told her i felt lonely kuz i didnt have many friends. I only really had her i could trust. And now she wont talk to me. I feel like i could believe in quality over quantity much better if i had some trustworthy friends in the firstplace
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Yes I do! I have found some true quality

    friends on EP and I am so grateful for them! My door is always open for new friendships to develop - otherwise I wouldn't have the ones I do:) - but I will not take for granted the friends I have already made ... I will nurture and cherish our special connection as best I can...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I'm 20 years old and up

    until a year ago I wanted more friends, I never had many and I always dreamed of being that 'popular guy'. Right now, I have about 4-5 friends and they're the greatest friends I could ever ask for, and I'd choose them over millions. Recognise the quality of friends who deserve...
    SomethingFox SomethingFox 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    i use to have alot of friends

    but those friends would hurt me and honestly didn't even care for me now i have like 5 which is ok but i now value quality over quantity
    DenaRose DenaRose 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Better a good one than a ton

    or none! Can I get a hallelujah!?
    clamthatjams clamthatjams 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I am discerning. I won't add anyone without an

    avatar photo. I won't talk with the anonymous. Advice from someone met on here.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Truest words, and I am

    so blessed to have the most supportive, loving group of friends. Though they are miles away, they remain in my heart always. Missing them something extra tonight.
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    AndyBabyCupcakes AndyBabyCupcakes 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    You are always there to pick to me up

    and dust me off and make me see my worth in life you are there to support me through my lowest lows and share my highest highs with me because you make them highs I am so lucky that you came into my life you are not only my best friend but my soul mate and I just wanted to say...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    i too truly believed

    that quality of friends are more important that the quantity of it. even having one friend you can confide all your worries, sadness, excitement, and enjoyment of life is truly worth having.
    eternallight351 eternallight351 31-35, F May 18, 2014

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    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    i have an amazing best friend.

    she always there for me and has really shown me what real friendship is. i ffallen onto a hardship and she is letting me move in with her and is gonna help me with this pregnancy. i believe my friend is my rock. my angel. and exactly what i need.
    lil1ontheway lil1ontheway 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    My "friends never invite me anywhere",

    and if I invite them there is always an excuse. I always see them on instagram and snapchat hanging out with there other friends. I just feel so alone and have no one. There are days where I wish I had friends to go to the mall with.. There are days where I want to invite a...
    Purpletears17 Purpletears17 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Friends are a important part of life .

    A good friendship has to be cherished and nurtured . A good friend won't judge or be demanding . A good friend will stick with you through thick and thin however tough things get .Thats why true friends are few and far between .
    girlfoxy girlfoxy 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I was never a big fan of female friends.

    I always felt it was easier to be friends with males, I am naturally a guys gal (one of the homies). That was until I met my friend Stephanie. She showed me that there is a gift in that female bond. She is a gift from God healing me from the fear and untrust I had in...
    MrsJoye MrsJoye 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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    I neither need nor want a lot of people in my

    life, however those that truly enter it mean the world to me. I've just finished talking to the most precious friend one could hope to have in their life, and I suppose I'm feeling a little emotional. After a twenty year friendship I moved two years ago and don't see her as...
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I have no use for a whole lot of friends.

    When I was younger in my teen years, I hung out and partied. I'm content on a friend accepting me as I am and I the same. The minute you get married, or get into a relationship those quantity of friends say oh she never hangs out anymore, or she's ignoring me. A Quality friend...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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    "Timing Is Everything"

    I often wonder if our free spirited nature increases or decreases as we age. Sometimes solitude is nice and yet there are times it would be nice to discuss the deeper side of life with a like natured soul who not only wanted to hear what was being said, but wanted to contribute...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    True friends are hard to find but,

    when you find them. One true friend is worth a thousand acquaintances.
    manslip manslip 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Relationships - Of Any Kind - Needn't Be A Form Of Indentured Servitude

    "You are just a child, I feel like I am babysitting." This was said to me by my Chinese roommate on one of the last days of my study abroad trip to Nanjing over a year ago. We had spent the entire night tearing the room apart frantically searching for my passport. In the process...
    jayregz jayregz 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I think we should have more friends with all

    kinds of quality. Because we can not assume who will leave us in the middle. I lost me best friend and he was my only friend.
    averick averick 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    I believe in quality of friendship.

    However, as I have said in other posts, I have to met people to have a friend. So I am trying a new strategy to start with. Meet many people first.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    I spent years beating myself up over friends.

    I've always wanted a huge group of girlfriends who I can take crazy pictures with but it never happened. When I find myself in a group of friends I see early on who is real and who isn't and I always find myself with one or two friends. They're not big in number but they are...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 4

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    Are You Looking For True Friends Or A Collection Of

    In reality, as well as online, I've always adhered to the concept of the quality of friendship vs Quantity. In other words, I'm not one to "collect" friends for the sole purpose of appearing popular or flitting about from person to person because with numbers someone is always...
    Skyy7 Skyy7 51-55, F 9 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    People says You will be wasted

    so much time hating somebody. They only take 10 minutes gossiping about you but you however take 10 month or even year to forget it. As that, you wasted your pure heart. Making it dark and full of hatred and revenge. I know that is true. Honestly, I want to have a life with...
    ZykhaG ZykhaG 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I believe that it's not about how much you have

    but rather the quality of what you have. You can have 1,000 friends but if they're not good to you and cut from crappy cloth instead of Devine silk. You'll never be happy or satisfied with them. True friends are hard to find but, when they are found. They are everything!
    Nior18 Nior18 18-21, M Aug 21, 2014

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    Be real not fake.Be understanding

    and friendly. Have some compassion in your heart and a smile upon your face.A true friend is someone who can listen as well as give sage advice. Honest,open minded and above all a decent human being.All these qualities together makes for a good friend.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    True Friends

    I was raised to believe that if u have one true friend in life, u are very lucky. If u have more that one, u are very fortunate. If u have fly-by-night friends, then they were never meant to be. Then, there are those that pass u in the night. They say u will meet likely over...
    alekatz alekatz 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I feel like I am always putting way more effort in to my friendships than what I ever get back. I go out of my way to make sure that my friends know how much I care, and I love the...
    CloudCadet CloudCadet 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I am new to this so please do not pass judgement, but I am a true friend. All my life I have been taught that family was everything, so when my family members were my best friends...
    Schmidty7557 Schmidty7557 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    You have to truly love the other person to have a true friendship. I have a best friend who I can say I have a true friendship with. Our friendship is so strong that I realized she...
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 2 Responses Mar 8

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    True friends, or just friends in general. Everyone has so many friends on here but I am having trouble finding anyone to talk to!!!
    Rangerkindness Rangerkindness 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 9

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    We can't to a group of True friends if other side of our self will not have a value of being friends to each other's.
    verlaidamendoza28 verlaidamendoza28 56-60, F Mar 15

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    Your truest friends are the ones who will stand by you in your darkest moments--because they're willing to brave the shadows with you--and in your greatest moments--because they're...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    true friends are hard to come by so if you find them keep them
    pamela28 pamela28 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    Friendships are important! U can tell ur friends anything. U can always trust them with anything as long as u trust urself telling them what ever.
    dimplesgirl17 dimplesgirl17 13-15, F 1 Response