I Can't Make Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

    I have recently moved to California from

    Colorado, I don't know many people in the bay area, and am trying to find new work.
    Randomnomad Randomnomad
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2014

    I started over at a new college

    because I messed up my GPA in my other school. I thought the new start would also mean new friends, but nothing changed. I'm a commuter; I leave my house at 9, I'm taking classes til 1 pm and then I go back home to pick up my sisters. I literally have no time to socialize...
    ttommyggee ttommyggee
    18-21, M
    Oct 20, 2014

    I've always found it difficult to make friends.

    I'm always anxious that new people find me annoying, rude, miserable or boring. I'm just not good at connecting with people. I can talk to people, speak publicly, I'm not shy. But when it comes actually making friends, I feel I'm not interesting, funny or confident enough to...
    hmlmm hmlmm
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    Always Afraid To Get Hurt

    people hurtsuses you if you are too good hates you if you are too bad & I'm socially dump I'm smart & I know it but not in social way **** them I don't even need them my PC is my best friend & I'm my only lover yes most of the time I feel lonely but I'm planning to get used to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 3, 2012

    I can't make female friends:

    whenever I meet a female and she happen to become my friend. I always think she going to take my boyfriend or she thinks she better then me... What I usually do I go shopping, that way I look prettier then her. I don't introduce my boyfriend to her into she introduce her...
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    Mar 28, 2015

    So I'm starting high school next year

    and I have literally no friends in my entire grade. Last year all of my friends became popular, EVERY SINGLE ONE. How does tht even happen? They still talk to me every once on a while but I wouldn't really consider us friends still. Anyway at this point my confidence is at an...
    juliakats3 juliakats3
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    Sure, I can make an Ep friend.

    But it's impossible for me to make life ones. No I can't try harder or follow some guide. I can't talk to people, I'm terrified at making small talk, even if I do manage to say something I'm so nervous it puts people off, and I run out of things to say fast. The only way I...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015
    1andonlyme 1andonlyme
    18-21, M
    Mar 28, 2015

    I can't seem to settle with making friends.

    Maybe its because I'm too shy or awkward? I don't know. I always feel like making friends is great until conflicts starts settling in and thats when you'll be able to see who they really are. I'm afraid of making the same friends that makes me feel downgraded constantly and is...
    ohangela ohangela
    16-17, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    I'm an introvert. I don't understand most

    conversational cues. I'm a typical nerd in with all the fandoms, however not everyone seems to choose that life but i can't tell who has. I always end up saying the wrong thing because i have such strong views. I'm not good at this.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    I've always had trouble connecting with people,

    as I tend to be fairly introverted. While usually I'm fine with being alone, at times I realize just how isolated I am when I'm at college. I've been rejected by a lot of people, especially during my freshman year, and I trusted people who just ended up hurting me for no...
    chillygirl92 chillygirl92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    I always dreamt of having a social life,

    friends and having fun, you know living my life! I always said I'd try my absolute hardest at University to have a social life, well I went out and socialised a few times, then they got bored of me, started ignoring me and shutting me out. Now I'm alone again, why can't I make...
    Sophiekins Sophiekins
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    I can't say I've really really tried.

    I just don't know how. I can talk to people, anyone for that matter, but it goes no where! The conversation fizzles out. I don't know if it's because of the way I look, the way I talk, or maybe I'm just really boring. I'm not like your average 19 year old. I suck at small talk...
    HannahTutt1 HannahTutt1
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    I tend to assume people don't want to talk to me

    and I give off a bit of a hostile vibe even though I really want to make friends. I do have a few, and it's not like I have enemies, but I've never been able to strike up a conversation, and whenever I do I feel like I always say something wrong
    Booksandthings Booksandthings
    16-17
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    I find it really hard to relate to people

    and connect. Most of the time when I try and talk to people they think I'm weird.
    Dreamer182 Dreamer182
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    I feel like I'm different from anyone around me

    and it seems like I can't make friends
    NotYourHero NotYourHero
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    Sometimes I tell my family how I feel about not

    having friend and being sad/alone most of the time, and they say I'm loved and all of that, then i just think they love me cause they Have to, not bc they had try to know how I am. That's the problem, nobody really cares to spend more than a day with me to know me better, they...
    NotYourHero NotYourHero
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    Either people talk to me

    and we seem to get along great then they never get around to texting or calling me when I give them my number or I just try to start small talk with strangers and people rush away.
    EtherealCabbage EtherealCabbage
    22-25, M
    Aug 4, 2015
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