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I Believe In Quality Not Quantity Of True Friends

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    Quality Friends Are The Best Kind

    I have always had friends but never gobs at any time. I much much prefer to have a few close friends. I take the time to get to know people and learn about them and become friends with them verse the superficial friends, though I do have a few of those which is ok but I don't...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F Dec 21, 2012

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    This Is Soooo True!

    I found myself in a really bad place when I was like 16, I was doing things I shouldn't and was basically on the wrong track. I had sooooo many friends though and I used to party all the time. One day I kind of just thought what the hell am I doing, something happened in my life...
    Hollylou Hollylou 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    I Really Need A True Friend...

    The friends I thought where my true friends have deserted me....and now I am alone. Living with an aquantance x-wife....Moved 4 times this year and am bitting at the bit to move again. My roomate is so negative she greets with how was your day grumpy? Nice huh!? Lol,  No I don't...
    dreamerjeanie dreamerjeanie 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    I have 2 best friends.

    Everybody else is an acquaintance. And I rather be alone then to deal with ignorant and mindless people.
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 1 Response Mar 28

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    Quality Time Is Not A Cliche!

    You can have 100 friends that are too busy to even say hello to you once a month. Or you can have 1 or 2 friends that talk to you every day just to see how you are doing. Or you can be your own best friend and learn to get along with yourself. I am tired of fair weather friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 24, 2013

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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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    So Easy To Aquire Quantity.....

    ..... But I've never been about quantity, for me it's about QUALITY. As you can see by my large quantity of friends..... It's all about a quality relationship. To many people here have 50 75 200 friends..... Truth is HOW can you be 'friends' and get to know that many people...
    Raez69 Raez69 41-45, M Oct 5, 2013

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    Allison (BesideMoonlight) is the best friend

    I've ever had. Ever. I love her so damn much. I can't wait for school to start again so we can hang <3 though I have lots of acquaintances, she is at the top of my highest quality friend list. I love this girl so much <3
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Understatement !

    I have some friends in my circle who I gesture once in a while......I have some friends who I gesture with meaning. I have some who I'm very close to  even from a distance that have built a  strong foundation of friendship in the true meaning of the word. I have five in my...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    This Is Sooo Me.. And On EP!

    I used to belong to EP..and I had tons of friends I didn't know.. and every time I logged on there were all these people I had no idea who they are and I didn't have any interaction with. Needless to say I closed this account and opened my new one. I vowed not to have friends...
    sugarkate sugarkate 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Parachutes And Silver Linings

    This afternoon I went and saw the movie, "Silver Linings The Playbook." It was truly a good movie and Bradley Cooper made it even more appealing. Haha...Anyway, it got me thinking about how we often overlook the silver linings in our own lives when we begin to feel down...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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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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    Confused.

    I lack true friends in life. Yes, I have a circle of friends. Yet out of these numerous people I have never felt that I can truly open up to someone and expose all my sides, problems and fears. I have a hard time expressing my troubles and heart aches to friends and I rarely...
    ohhlizz ohhlizz 16-17, F Jun 25, 2013

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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 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    As a little kid I was always popular

    and beloved that having a lot of friends was a good thing, it's not necessarily a bad thing but like the title says quality not quantity. Anyway now I have many friends but they are fake and not real so I have no friends. It's really hard to explain its like I can be surrounded...
    jojowillsaveyou jojowillsaveyou 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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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 3 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    I Lost One Of My Closest Friends.

    She died back in March. True friendships are very hard to come by.. The thing is, I've taken everything for granted up until now. I regret to this day that I stopped talking to her for a few weeks.. I thought she'd always be there when I come back.. But this time, it wasn't like...
    Erisheart Erisheart 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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    My Friends.

    In high school, I longed to be the guy who was everybody's friend. But the "friends" I had would tend to stab me in the back and treat me like garbage with the exception of a few. I'll admit, I was a little different back then. Just the other day I was going through old stuff...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Jun 29, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    people school is just about, but hey, I want some friends okay? Girls at school are mostly what all of my friends…… Well, friend or few call the Mosquitos privately, the blood...
    TaylorMarieee TaylorMarieee 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I want to open a spot for it at the national museum, it's something that extincted long time ago. I've never imagined that one day I'll have hard time finding good decent true...
    Joungar Joungar 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I'm feeling lonely sometimes,i wan't some online friends that i can chat with,i want w true friends,who wants to be a friend,he/she is welcome,just pm me here :)
    salehaslih salehaslih 18-21, M Apr 9

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    Why does this keep happening to me? I just learned that one of my "true" friends (I'll call her Jane) was just using me. Jane figured that since I was hardworking in school but...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to make true friends,people i can talk and we can share anything with each other.people that will share there life with me. :) if anyone is interested message me.
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F Mar 20

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    i want to make true friends here.im a bit of a weird person.if anyone wants to make a friend or needs someone to tal to feel free to mssg me. :) no perverts please.
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I have a few friends, only one is a true friend. She's always been there for me, and never has walked away. She's there for me if I have a problem, she stands by my side while the...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I've known my"best friend" for almost 6 years now. We met in a locker room freshman year of high school and have been friends since. We understand each other perfectly and share an...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I have friends sorta... No one talks to me its always me talking to them when i say hi they even say stuff like what. I absolutly have no idea why people are so mean to me I try...
    Joshrayz Joshrayz 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    The problem is knowing who really is your true friend and who is your "true friend" now a days...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I don't have any friends. I know there is a saying that in order to make friends you have to be one as well. I'm insecure about myself so I am really shy and never want to go out...
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    A true friend is loving all the time
    lenjm lenjm 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Yes it is! Even your own relatives you can't even trust! I have a lot of acquaintance friends but out of those I have 2 person I trust. Just here in US.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I was a freshmen in Highschool at the time. I had a really good friend, she always smiled when she saw me. She just was never upset when I was around. Keep in mind I was just...
    Shauntreece Shauntreece 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I keep my circle small. I love when I am friended here and then they read who I really am and unfriend me. Wish I could have that in real life. But you read the real me here...
    AgingGracefully AgingGracefully 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I want a group of friends who can laugh and have fun together, that never has drama, where everyone can turn to anyone else when they need help, who have inside jokes, where you...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Have you ever felt different? Like your current so called "friends" don't really understand you? Like the fact that you had Cancer? And you don't want their pity? My name is Chad...
    MannedOrbRex MannedOrbRex 18-21, M Mar 26

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    There was only one true friend that I love dearly and I have lost her, it kills me a little everyday. I've tried finding new people to hangout with but we can never connect most...
    Xxcrazedbanana Xxcrazedbanana 13-15, M Mar 31

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    such a rare event for a friendship to truly endure throughout the years. My best friend is my husband and always will be but I'm grateful for the few girlfriends I've known since...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I used to have this one bestfriend. We were close and the best of friends for about six years. But then I moved away to a new school and it seems like we never see each other or...
    wootaco wootaco 22-25 Apr 7

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    Do you want to make a new friend? I would love to build more friendships - if this is something that is important to you too, please read on before you reply: 1. I do not and will...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I would like a group of friends who actually care about me. Nobody has stuck around, always left me for no known reason. Am starting to think there is something wrong with me as I...
    hannie92 hannie92 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've only had one true friend that I called a bro, but they walked away on me at one point.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have found a true friend, She is Amazing, Beautiful, Trustworthy, Forgiving and Funny, I never thought it could happen but it has. She has her life and I have mine but I can tell...
    Freddie61 Freddie61 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 27

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    2 years after graduating high school I realise who my real friends are and who aren't, to be honest I came out of high school with only two friends the rest went their own way and...
    ninzaxo ninzaxo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I love to have friends But I'd rather to keep few To have friends doesn't mean all of them are genuine I love to have friendship But I'd rather to have deep ones Because you can...
    Jamiewashburn Jamiewashburn 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes but they are so hard to come by.Most people are judgmental.Yesterday I logged in as I wanted to remove someone from my circle.Another new member of my circle commented why you...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    "We'll be friends forever won't we?" You ask me. I turn my head and smile at you because you have no idea what I'm thinking about. I think about how every morning I can't wait to...
    ILuvMusic229 ILuvMusic229 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Be careful who you call your "friends"
    heartlessmen heartlessmen 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    i love my friend. but it seems like we dont have anything in common. they say this kind of friendship fizzles out easily... ;( i do feel pressured at times to think of something...
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 4

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    Friendships don't crumble in a day. If it does, it wasn't real in the first place.
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    My friends are always there for me. They understand wat ive been through. I can always go to my frends when im feeling down. Their like my family. Haha their the type of frends who...
    chillynights024 chillynights024 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10