I Do Not Have Many Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,291 People

    ...Because I'm very picky with the people I

    allow in my life. I don't use the word "friend" lightly. You've gotta earn it.
    PoutsandTears PoutsandTears
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2014

    I honestly just want a few closer friends.

    I'd be fine with just one or two, but no luck on my side.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    I've always been the quiet weird kid,

    ever since I was little. No friends until I met my best friend, who is also named Annie, in the fifth grade. We've always been very close, but she had to move away a few years ago and we only get to see each other maybe two or three times a year. So she wasn't there when I went...
    annielouise237 annielouise237
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015
    sammy467 sammy467
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    is an understatement.

    I really have no one. And I know what you're thinking, maybe it's a personal problem, well yes, but not entirely. I'm a young mother. Adults my age are drinking, and smoking, doing drugs and all crazy, which I'm not going to put my child in that kind of environment, so...
    StayGould StayGould
    22-25, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    It's amazing how painful it is

    when you're completely invisible to all of your "friends". And then they only come around when they need something from you...
    PandaVibes PandaVibes
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    So this guy asked me to perform some of my

    music at his house party, he says around 40 people will be there, and I've never performed at an 'event' before. I was pretty excited, really excited actually, but then he mentions, I could 'bring a friend'. That was three days ago. Since then, I've fallen into the endless cave...
    FireflyOasis FireflyOasis
    22-25, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    so one of my "good" friends stopped talking to

    me after she got a boyfriend. now guess who's trying to talk to me again. I don't know if I should just ignore her message or talk to her and call her out on ditching me for some ****.
    hoecaine hoecaine
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Dec 29, 2015
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    16-17, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    I would like to get to know

    and conversate with new people.
    ChocolateBunny87 ChocolateBunny87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    I don't have any friends.

    Oh I have folk I chat to online. Some of them great people! Not the same as spending a wasted hour in the pub. Or catching the game together. But I guess it also means I don't get the heartache or the drama.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Dec 30, 2015
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    i feel jealous. My best friend is best friends

    with another friend. They clicked right away I guess.
    anonscarlet anonscarlet
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    I have a hard time making friends.

    My ex-husband is Korean and would not let me make friends. I have been divorced for over 20 years and I still have a difficult time making and keeping friends.
    tootrusting101 tootrusting101
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015
    0210love 0210love
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    Who like to chat ?? I'm just looking

    for friends in Toronto or anywhere .. There's great people I found my list can make more
    deleted deleted
    Dec 28, 2015


    I really don't have many friends   I have a few people who are close friends but not a lot of friends most of my friend are here on EP and they are wonderful
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Feb 10, 2009

    I hate whe people say "oh yeaaa I know her"

    and im like "I have never seen this person in my lifeee" not just becouse you saw me once mean you know me or just becouse we crossed a few words mean you'r my "friend
    aicirtap87 aicirtap87
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    no i don't have any friends not a one except

    my canines i guess that's all i needs that's all the friends i ever had except one but hell that was in fourth grade a very long time ago almost a half a century if i haven't made any human friends since i don't need any.
    56-60, M
    Dec 30, 2015

    As a matter of fact, I don't have any friends.

    I chose not to have any. I enjoy spending all of my time with my family or alone. I have a very demanding four-year-old boy, so there isn't much time for anything else.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 30, 2015

    I thought I had a lot of true friends

    but found out that they had more important friends then me, it really broke my heart. I lost my trust in all people and still don't trust many people! I don't like fake people!
    sasuke2121 sasuke2121
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    Since losing my mom I have lost touch with my

    close friends. I didn't have a lot to begin with and now I don't really socialize at all expect my co-workers. I never felt the need for many friends but I just feel very sad that I can't be the happy girl I used to be. I feel like if I were to hang around people my age I would...
    batcatgirl batcatgirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2016

    It's not the quantity of friends I am concern

    with but rather the quality. Give me 3 real good friends over a bunch of half friends
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    They say " The bigger the circle the more

    problem , smaller circle less problems" it's better to keep it on the safe side that you've less friends ..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016

    A few good friends on a beach pier.

    A few good friends and a fishing pole. A few good friends and reminiscing good old times. And a few good friends laughing so hard that they cry. It is a blessing!
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    I am the reason I don't have many friends.

    I don't talk that much, I am too quiet, shy. No social skills whatsoever, I feel very awkward around people. Most of the time I just want to get away from everyone... I was not like this before...
    22-25, F
    6 Responses May 19, 2015

    I am an artist and it's difficult handling it

    with a full time job as a teacher a lot to teach and less to think and draw. This not exactly the path I have chosen but when the time comes I may have to make a few drastic changes like the one I did while working in an art gallery as an assistant where I quit my job to Persue...
    Barfthought Barfthought
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2016

    I don't have many friends.

    I work quite a bit, and usually don't have a lot of free time. I don't tend to talk to many guys due to either their attitudes or they make me uncomfortable because of their lifestyle
    malexander564 malexander564
    51-55, M
    Aug 1, 2015
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya
    31-35, M
    May 18, 2015

    I'm 20 years old and feel like I'm back in

    middle school trying to awkwardly make friends. I've been to 3 different high schools. The first one I ruined the experience by making bad decisions and being a sl*t. So everyone hated me. The 2nd was great. I had lots of friends, people enjoyed my company and I excelled in all...
    CarlWithAy CarlWithAy
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2014

    I have never been a very social person.

    Even in high school (I'm 36 now) I was always on the edge of the group and had a few very good friends. Now? I haven't seen, or even spoken to, any of my "friends" in almost a year. I go out for drinks with people from work every third month or so but I can never quite shake...
    Helenahandbasket79 Helenahandbasket79
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    I do have friends ( a lot of friends.

    ) but when I say "I don't have many friends." I don't mean I don't have many friends that I know but not really speak to, I mean I don't have many true friends! I like only have 3 or 4, but I'm not sad or worried about that. I'm happy that way. Plus, I have had more true friends...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 29, 2015

    That's because I don't keep toxic

    and mentally draining people.
    wonderfulgrayce wonderfulgrayce
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    I never really had a lot of friends.

    I had two close friends and one moved. I came to visit her with my fiance because we were looking to find a apartment at the time around her area. But when my fiance and I went out together to look for jobs and do errands. My friend got very upset I had told her coming there I...
    muffin30 muffin30
    31-35, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    The concept of friends has always been a

    mystery to me. Growing up I never really had the "come over and chill" friends and I always felt bad for myself because I would see the people I thought were friends hang out and have fun without me. I always felt bad for myself and just thought to myself that is was because...
    goodlife687 goodlife687
    18-21, M
    Feb 29, 2016
    BelleBeeBee BelleBeeBee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    When i mean not so many real friends.

    .. i mean none ... i only have online friends but thats it
    Potchii Potchii
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    I have 4 best friends I consider Sisters

    and 6 friends that in care about. I rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies ????????
    heeyLisss heeyLisss
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    nope I don't have many friends at all.

    It's quite sad to be honest. Does anyone want to be my friend. I'm Andrew I'm 32 (33 in December). So happy I've got my best friend, my girlfriend, the love of my life, my absolute everything. not sure what I'd do without her.
    BarbiesMan BarbiesMan
    31-35, M
    Oct 6, 2015

    Mostly because almost everyone I talk to is

    just a means to an end, but those friends I have are true friends.
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    My friends are here on EP.

    I feel like I can be myself and people like me better on here. In real life people don't usually like me *cries* You guys mean a lot to me because in real life I'm bullied :(
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    What does one consider

    as a friend. Someone you work with? Someone you hang out with on your free time? Someone you enjoy being with? I guess one out of three is as good as it gets for me. I wish for choices two or three.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2015
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