I Do Not Have Many Real Friends

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    I have a few very close friends whom I really

    cherish, but I find it difficult to form real attachments to people. I have friendships with many others but it feels as if I am distant to them, that I cannot relate properly. Like there's a big divider.
    Pseudinymous Pseudinymous
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    I want a friend where we can be open

    and honest, we can talk about anything. I just want something real.
    malanin malanin
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 9, 2014
    deleted deleted
    Nov 3, 2015

    My sister, I guess. People are annoying,

    so my socialization is on the Internet.
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
    Jlonely808 Jlonely808
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    3 years ago I moved to a new state

    and started new. I was having a hard time meeting people until I started dating a guy and befriended his friends. What I didn't realize is that I hadn't been able to make any real friends of my own. I can't afford college and most people my age meet their friends at school...
    Deletedone Deletedone
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 4, 2013

    i only have 2 friends

    but there not friends with each other... my grade is only 60 girls at an all girls school well i just wanna be asked to lunch or asked to come over someones house or idk not asked to take someone else's picture for once... i wanna be in the picture I'm now just sad and prob...
    kayeEL kayeEL
    16-17, F
    Sep 9, 2014

    I thought this site was a place to make new

    friends talk to new people, so far all I've had is stupid horny bastards, if I wanted to screw or talk about screwing it wouldn't be online.
    Raven1769 Raven1769
    36-40, F
    May 7, 2014

    I think if I was to die today

    or become some how disabled (God forbid) no one but my immediate family would ever know.
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    yupp they all left me at the spark of my

    depression. I guess I was too boring or something I just started pushing people away. and now that I'm recovering. it sucks knowing that I have to start over again. but I'm glad I got through it wll without anyone's help. that little fact always gets me through.
    gm126 gm126
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    I have a friend who is

    now my manager at work. She gets moody over nothing and doesn't talk to me for a few weeks. If I call her on something she stops interacting with me. She always comes back a week or so later as if everything is normal again. Recently I had a friend over, a friend that both...
    BlueRose77 BlueRose77
    36-40, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    Ive met a lot of people over my short life

    but very few have i ever considered a friend, its best to keep your inner circle small saves you from a lot of bullshit
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 9, 2014
    fauxlady fauxlady
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    i have none, sucks when you take a step back

    and realIze your actually alone
    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    No girl wants to feel like she's another person

    in your circle. She wants to be special to you. Not just your second option to talk to when your bored...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 6, 2014

    As the title of this place implies I don't

    and I seem to have the magic power of msking the few new friends I make every now and then, angry for just geing who I am and beong honest. Im no liar but, I still am maxecat times to feel as i was the worse sonnoabitch in christendom. Id better dissapear for everyones goddam...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Feb 6

    I down have many real friends.

    I have friends I talk to daily, when I see them in person. but when it comes to outside of school or hanging out in the summer I really don't have anyone.
    hblamb28 hblamb28
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 22

    Had a good day at school surprisingly.

    .. And now I just lost a friend.... Nothing turns out good for me
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

    They all don't care. Only three good friends,

    but sometimes even they let me down.
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2014

    they're all fake,... I know.

    . My insticnt tells me.... behind those cubicle doors...
    LiarOne LiarOne
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015


    i used to have a few friends, but i never really felt a part of it all. then my life started going worse and i kinda drifted away even more then someone told them i was saying horrible things about them and they believed it. i think they were just looking for an excuse to get rid...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 14, 2007

    I've lost my last friend.

    .. I refuse to be treated like that any longer. It's not worth it... To allow someone to make me feel worthless and guilty over things that are normal. Now to adjust to the fact that she's my boss in a time where the company is downsizing.
    BlueRose77 BlueRose77
    36-40, F
    Aug 11, 2015
    S110 S110
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    shes so mad!!!! I called her on her bluff!

    how dare she try to lie to may after I let her live with me... ahhh... another one to add to the pile... i do have to admit it hurts..... she was my best friend... or at least i thought she was... now i can't stop crying... and im emotionally unstable
    Aijmeerah Aijmeerah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2015

    I Get Tired Of Being On My Own A Lot.

    I have some friends and a best friend who value a great deal but due to moving around a lot I am pretty much always on my own. It frustrates me that I will go to a new place and meet people I like and we will become friends but as soon as I leave the area or the situation they...
    iamacoconut iamacoconut
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2013

    I have lost a good deal of friends due to

    moving, family problems/abuse, and continuing family issues/living conditions... I have hit a hard depression and feel much more anxious than ever. I am god awfully lonely but I can't tell people my issues and why I can't hangout often because of these things..ugh. I feel so...
    HypnoticCliches HypnoticCliches
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2015

    :X I was asked to be in the popular girls group

    in hospitality and tourism class.... Idk how to feel about that
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    We find comfort among those

    who agree with us - growth among those who don't.
    Unsatisfiedstace2 Unsatisfiedstace2
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    Needlepokes Needlepokes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2015
    deademotion11 deademotion11
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2015

    im always here for everyone

    but i cant say its the same the other way around. all i want is someone to hang out and make fun of stuff on the internet with.
    missysugapie missysugapie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    For the last 15+ yrs it has been all about work

    and my children,i have grown away from the friends i used to have,maybe some day i will reconnect with some of them ? :(
    ramrod ramrod
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    I tend to keep my circle small

    because I prefer to devote all of my time and attention to others who are willing to do the same for me. Most of my friends now live out of state and making new ones has become increasingly difficult as my illnesses progress. Who knew that being incurably ill made someone such a...
    saltloveandlight saltloveandlight
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2014

    I don't have many friends

    because I tend to isolate myself. When I'm invited to parties or dinners I always invent some excuse why I can't go. I seem to have a deeply rooted desire to be alone and in the shadows whilst others enjoy themselves. It takes me a long time to open up and often people don't...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    I have tried so hard to open up to people.

    Used to, I'd cut someone off if they did something I didn't like. But now, I've even tried to be more accepting of people's flaws. I've tried to accept that people are the way they are. But my "friends" still act fake, and they gossip about other people. Makes me wonder if they...
    ellosarah ellosarah
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    Most of my friends are from here

    and I guess I'm okay with that I'm not very social when it comes down to person to person
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014


    Having had to grow up made to believe that I was totally insignificant and inferior, a human ink blotch on a perfectly clean white paper, and a derelict human shell with no soul residing inside, an Italian scum, I was forced to take a direction and at the crossroads I took the...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 18

    No One Has 200 Friends

    I think the older you get the more you realize this to be true, that real friends are hard to come by. Real friends aren't the 200 people on your Facebook list, they are the ones that are there when everyone else has checked out. They are the ones that can withstand bad...
    Jailyn85 Jailyn85
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2013

    and i'm starting to not

    even care about it anymore.
    bbyfwn bbyfwn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    How do I become more casual with people?

    I never get to have that close relationship with others and people talk to me so formally. Like people just can't be chill with me :(( hell?
    goldpaint goldpaint
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 11
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