I Don't Have Any Local Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 283 People

    This morning I realized

    that my wife's best friend is really the only local friend I have left. I lost a lot of "friends" due to the military but for the most part the best way to describe where they went is wet grew apart. what I wanted and expected for myself changed over the years, leaving me kind...
    KingCharming420 KingCharming420
    31-35, M
    Oct 25, 2015

    In A New Place

    I moved to a new state about a year ago. I have tried a few things to make friends but just haven't met anyone that I want in my life. I am starting new classes in the spring an hope that brings new friends! I want friends who will lift me up and support me, people who truly...
    jengoose89 jengoose89
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2012

    Believe In Them, and Watch How Fast They Forget About You...

    Earlier today I put in another weak attempt to "re-connect" with the people I used to go to school with and whatnot, I felt like an idiot afterwards when half of them replied back asking who it was. I know it's partially my fault for falling out of the loop with these...
    bloodpromise bloodpromise
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2009

    Why Am I Back Here?

    I moved back to my hometown in March of last year, and I wish I hadn't.  I slowly redeveloped friendships with a few people I had went to high school with, but most of the truly good people had left years ago, just like I did. I ended up nurturing 2 friendships more...
    bripeace bripeace
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2009

    My Boyfriend'S 1000 Miles Away And My "Friends" Aren'T Really Friends

    The closest thing I have to friends here is a guy I used to hang out with in high school who works full time and I can only see on Saurday evenings, if he's not too tired or hanging out with someone else, the girls at the homeless shelter I'm staying at (who I don't really have...
    halfbloodprincess halfbloodprincess
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2013

    FRIENDS Dissapeared

    26-30, M
    Aug 31, 2009

    Lacking A Heart To Heart Connection

    I don't really have local friends for a variety of reasons. One being that my reputation of being this happy, go lucky celebrity/clown is impossible to get rid of and as a result - no-one takes me seriously. I also don't drink or smoke or support casual sex which in an Ivy League...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Nov 18, 2009

    Maybe One Or Two.

    I'm different from most of you. I have a physical disability and a Traumatic brain injury.That does not mean I cannot do anything for myself it just means I have difficulty in remembering some things.What those things are I do not know. I have forgotten. lol
    Snookybear Snookybear
    36-40, M
    Mar 21, 2011

    If I Did?

    I wouldn't be on here, well I use to think of that way but I don't know why it really matters anymore?
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP
    22-25, M
    Aug 30, 2011

    Simple Reason

    I don't go out and socialize--simple explanation.  I wish the act of actually DOING this was as simple.  The only friends or people I consider acquaintances or friends are from my job, which isn't bad because I don't need a whole group of people to be friends and be...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2010

    Don't Have Anyone Close Enough To Tell My Story Face To Face, To Share Joy Or Let Loose.

    Just found this website after a brief argument with the wife. I was so angry but I don't really have anyone I can share my story or anger with. I'm over it now but times like these are when I wish I could walk over to a buddy's house and just let loose. Me and the wife are...
    Jeusislife Jeusislife
    41-45, M
    Jul 21, 2012


    When I was young and in my teens, I've always had friends. After high shool, we parted for different reasons. Between 2003  and 2008 - a few have wanted for us to get back together.   Ok fine!  lol  ... one was rude from day one and I still stuck around out of respect...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2012

    Hobo Blues

    So I was recently deported from the USA to Canada after many years of riding. RXR my prison tattoo done with a piece of razor wire from the yard and ink made from a mix of pencil and pen. Sharpened on the floor. Concrete. Staph infection in my wrist. Not my brightest moment...
    budrik666 budrik666
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2013

    I Don'T But I Hope Too

    Since graduating college I have moved a lot, lived and worked in many different places. Which I would not change for the world, they were amazing experiences. I have a few friends, I met over the years not really close but we chat via the phone but recently (being the last 2...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 26, 2013

    Moved recently. Don't know many people besides

    my local bartenders or hodgie at gas station. In time maybe it will happen but im not one to reach out. I sit and wait to be talked too.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    Dont Have Any Friends

    I am a great hostess I can get a big party together but I dont have any friends, no one is really interested in talking to me, I do have one friend but she never visits me or invites me any where or makes the effort to so I dont really count her as a friend too. the only people...
    KandiGirl KandiGirl
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Oct 16, 2009

    I don't have any friends In my area.

    I wish I had that way I can hang out and stay close. I hate riding the bus and train. I don't mind traveling but I can't stand the bus and train. I had a friend that lived in the same building as me but he wanted to date, I didn't want to. I didn't want to date him because he...
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    In A Way It's Liberating

    Because when I did in Orlando I always had to deal with the regional preferences of people around me and It was frustrating because I am a soul that has traveled around the country quiet a large bit and my taste in music and ...hobbies... Let's just say the interesting...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

    I Never Had Friends

    I am not liked much in my town and I am not positive why.  I never had real friends. People are just too judgemental these days.  I don't have any...
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2009

    Anyone in Chelmsford

    or Colchester
    deleted deleted
    Feb 22, 2015

    Lived in my town for 4 years.

    Still haven't spoken to anyone including neighbors. Never been approched. I'm not one to reach out or initiate though.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    And Then There Was One.

    I had one friend. She stayed with me for five years, she was a great person. I almost fell in love with her. If not for the fact she was a lesbian, I would have fallen for her most likely. She and I joked a lot, we had closely similar senses of humour. We liked a lot of the same...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 22, 2012

    Talk About Isolated.....

                     ~ I live in a tiny village. Less than 500 people easy. Most are retired farmers, fishermen, or have moved here from the cities. Neither mom nor I drive. When we first moved here, my...
    Wynhaven Wynhaven
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    Friends??? What Friends?????

    I kid you not when I tell you I don't have a single friend that I live around. In fact, the only friend I actually have in person and not on the internet (other than my husband of course he is my best friend) is my husband's sister and her friend LOL. Other than that all my...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 17, 2012

    Back On The West, But Northwest This Time

    Recently moved to Washington, I have my Fam & bff out here which is great but I have no one else. Would like to make some male friends.
    ThaFlyGurl ThaFlyGurl
    41-45, F
    Nov 11, 2013

    Any females from essex?

    Or Romford in specific? x
    deleted deleted
    Feb 21, 2015

    Way Out Of The Way

    I live 30 miles from town and have no car, I have lived here for 6 years and have never been to alother persons house, the people here have always lived here and are totaly closed off to "outsiders", as I am considered. It was not bad when my kids were smaller and running...
    SoFarSad SoFarSad
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2010

    All the friends I had

    since childhood have been gone for 4 years now. I could hardly remember half of their names. There are some exceptions, but I still don't have any friends where I live. I try to believe they're my friends, but I know they're just talking to me because we're working on the same...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic
    18-21, M
    Feb 22, 2015


    I don't have any local friends. I don't have anyone I can call and say, you wanna hang out, or just someone to just hang out with. Someone to just help get my mind off of things. the only friends I have, is my boyfriend, and my friends on Ep, that is really about it, and it...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 19, 2009

    Not In There Clic

     i have lived here in this small town for ten years.and at first the people were nice.i would help them,and do things for them.but after my second surgery,i was told i could not do those things.i do not know if they thought i was mad at them or what,but they stopped talking...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    1 Response Nov 2, 2009

    Stranger In A Strange Land...

    I grew up in S.F and when I was of age moved to Washington State  where I lived for 15 years and now refer to as home. When I got sick and had to leave my job 5 yrs ago I wound up in Southern Illinois in a very rural farming area in a town/village of 300 people. I have...
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    Nov 19, 2009

    No One to Talk To.

    I guess I have brought this on my self but I am tired of it. I have worked long hard hours most of my life. Raised a family with a husband that I thought loved me. I put every thing into making sure they were all happy and didn't think of myself. I never took the time to...
    jane2710 jane2710
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2009

    Sometimes Lonely

    I guess I isolated myself during my marriage of 10 years, which is entirely my fault and I accept that.  It is hard for me to meet and make friends with people around here.  Sometimes I want to go with a group or just one other person, but I don't know anyone...
    dharma77 dharma77
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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