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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F May 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    Numbers Mean Nothing

    I would rather have the few friends I grew up with in high school or I have made over the years, as I know there will be there for me if I need help no question, guess had to explain I know they would take a bullet for me if push came to shove
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    In real life also, I have few friends

    who are lifelong and part of my life... I am very individual n I like to be with few people who really feels like true friend and make life easy on that with them...
    lovencare lovencare 46-50, M Jul 11

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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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    thisthatcurious thisthatcurious 56-60 Nov 28, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I do believe in True friendship ,I don't have lots of friends in my real life too, but i'm happy in my circle.Here, in ep i met many good people ( with few i have bad experience...
    mayank1012 mayank1012 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was reading a Facebook post from one of my (I guess you can say) friends, and it sounded something like this: "My mom is always the one to spot a fake friend first". Was that for...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    True friends show up in the middle of the night to nurse.... Cuddling. Feeling blessed.
    jjtoes jjtoes 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    For a long time i wanted and longed for a group of loving friends to share my life and experiences with. I have a few friends in reality that i know are true friends and we share a...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 13 Responses Jul 3

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    All my life i never thought that i could end up with no true friends like i do today.. I used to have a great childhood and lots of friends. but no true friends , not even one. I...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 31-35, F Jul 21

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    I once had friend whose name was Sam. He and I got along great and our friendship at one point turned into a "thing". The thing faded after a while though making us just friends...
    goats4lyfe goats4lyfe 13-15, F Jun 30

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    This is massively true, well apart from the fact I don't think I have any. I have some 'friends' but are they true friends? probably not. And considering my age (25), this probably...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 11

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    I cherish true Friendships, I have friends for many years and that is what True Cherished Friendship is all about, Would Like to have the same thing on here, so let's gets...
    sunnyday55 sunnyday55 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I do have true friends but we aren't close. I don't know how to get close to people without creeping them out.Whenever I try to get close to people I tell them things that they...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 14

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    I really don't have true friends but fake friends I have a lot of, like all the popular people I have talk to at my school they really not my friends I just know them, I don't have...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    A person can have many associates, acquaintances and people in their contact list, but true friends don't come in large numbers. They're the ones who will stay there to the end...
    Juspassinthru Juspassinthru 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I know we're here under assumed names, so we can be honest, and open about ourselves, but I have found a few good friends on EP. It's fun meeting new friends. It's interesting...
    TxRocker TxRocker 46-50, M Jul 12

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    As I get older it seems that there are fewer and fewer people that I can count on to be "true friends". It seems that when you really need somebody they are never there for you...
    Jpb8773 Jpb8773 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I think back of all the friends I ve had and have encountered in my life . There are only a few true friends that will stay behind and be there for you. Even to a point you...
    Ninjaxeriko Ninjaxeriko 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Only one and he and I met in Korea back in 1992 while in the Air Force. We have travelled the world together and speak often. He's the type of friend that you can call anytime and...
    guttereagle guttereagle 41-45, M Jul 11

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    Is it possible to earn True Friendships here? :3
    yalalast yalalast 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 14

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    I have a group of true friends here and blocking any one is one of the hardest decisions to take.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I've been a EP member for over six months and I've met two of the most amazing people ever. They both became close to me really quick as true friends. All I know is I screwed up. I...
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Is there anybody out there who is up for true friendship. Im real and so are my experiences. Just too alone . Please.
    Weareunited Weareunited 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    its a shame that true friends are hard to find.
    mewtoi mewtoi 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I have a few friends I can call best friends, I am lucky I have them and they are friendships I have had for over 10 years. I trust these friends and can be myself with them. My...
    myworld39 myworld39 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    But friendship always gone too soon.. As much as it feels somehow rather.. Bad that you no longer meant that much/important to whom you thought, they could be your best friend.. Or...
    JonDanny JonDanny 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I want to connect with more people like me. Not to discount anyone who isn't like me, but there's something special when a connection is made. I need a change of pace. I have some...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I like to keep my circle not too big so I can be able to catch up with everyone. So far, I've met some really nice and sweet people on here and some of them are in my circle...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A true friend encourages us, comforts us, supports us like a big easy chair, offering us a safe refuge from the world.What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship...
    Sandy84b Sandy84b 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago