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I Don't Have Many Friends

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    I Feel Like Not So Many People Like Me

    I feel alone at times. i don,t have that many friends. but, I have friends that truly like me for me. my mom always told me that popularity does not last forever. it will fade away someday. but, sometimes popularity is important to me. I thought that people would like me. I have...
    whitneylovescats121 whitneylovescats121 13-15 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    I don't have many friends.

    . . . . . Do classmates count? I will say unless we continue to stay in touch afterward. In my dictionary, friends are people who you can share your personal life with. I often imagine to be that person. . . That person who wakes up every morning to receive tons of phone...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M 2 Responses May 7

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    I have maybe two friends

    that I can really count on. I thought I made another one at work, but it was a really self-centered woman who has made my life a living hell. She couldn't have been different when we were working together, but completely changed after she was let go. It saddens me to no end to...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 36-40, M Sep 6, 2014

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    What Everyone Else Thinks

    It has always been hard for me to make friends because I'm too hung up on what others think of me. I don't want to say something and have someone say something that would upset me. I'm not very outgoing. I need to join some social groups to help me make friends who have the same...
    HeidiRuudolff HeidiRuudolff 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    Sigh, Oh, Well!

    Although I don't have many friends, I do have a few close friends though. Close friends who have proven themselves unlike the rest of my "friends."
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Oct 18, 2011

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    Inside My Window

    I can't seem to make friends, though talking to people is easy enough. I have made friends in the past, but for some reason or another, we become distant, either they move or I do, or I shy away, people can have aggressive personalities and I'm just quiet and simple. And being so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Refreshing facebook over

    and over only to see the man I still love happily smiling with his new girlfriend. Should I delete it and create another, or just give it up? I love being up every morning watching the sun rise, but it's depressing to be all alone in that magic moment every time.
    nobody1198 nobody1198 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    not knowing how to express yourself is the

    biggest hurdle in making friends. unluckily for me, expressing myself has never been a skill of mine.
    maggieee5086 maggieee5086 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    Seclusive Yet Sociable

    First off, my definition of friend is a bit different from others, but a true friend in my opinion, well, it would be much closer to the average person's. I never really had many friends growing up and even fewer I actually considered my true friend. Only two people I've ever...
    CooperTrooper CooperTrooper 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    Walking My Own Path

    Truly, I'm not sure how many Real friends i have, probably just one that i consider, yet there are many things that we do not know of each other, I've had a real friend, a girl, i thought she was the closest person to me, yet i start to like her and eventually it didn't work out...
    wahhmann123 wahhmann123 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2012

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    I Am Glad Of It, Few Friends Etc.

    I realized long ago, that having a lot of friends doesn't mean crap about you.  I do have 2 friends that accept me and all of my dark and other sides.  We laugh and have a good time, without getting to close.  I like it this way.  Friends demand to much of my...
    krazeeKimberly krazeeKimberly 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2010

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    It is pretty hard for me to make friends.

    I am very shy and indecisive. I enjoy staying home often and lazing around and am not a big fan of loud and crowded places like parties, bars, concerts and things like that. It is also pretty hard to find a geek introvert and harder for me to actually collect the nerve to go and...
    Kingme1234 Kingme1234 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    I had a lot of good friends,

    and I gave everything up to be with the love of my life, who then destroyed me by cheating on me whilst our son was in hospital due to his liver transplant...within three days of me being thrown out...she moved next guy in...I have nothing now...
    Propsta84 Propsta84 26-30, M 2 Responses May 8

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    My Dad Stalks My Friends.

    This is why I don't have many friends. I'm not allowed to have any! But there are some people that will stay with me through it all and I truly love them like brothers. This has happened recently and I really just have to get it off my chest. My dad has been trying to stalk my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 1, 2013

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    I'm not a very social person

    and the people that invite me out do things i don't do. i feel bad for blowing them off but why should i do something if i feel is wrong.
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    I don't socialise with anyone

    when I'm not at college or work. I never go out because I have no friends
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F 3 Responses May 8

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    I only have 2 real friends,

    and i m crushing on one of them...I don't have many friends...People always tell me to make more friends, but I think I am picky in making friends...don't know what's wrong with me...maybe i just don't take the time to know people better... I am pathetic...
    RainbowSpectrum RainbowSpectrum 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    A Lil Bit Antisocial

    I just choose not to have many friends....I'm a bit antisocial....but I don't like being mean or anything like that....if someone talks to me I will talk to them...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F Dec 18, 2010

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    Would anyone like to talk?

    I'm kinda lonely
    Justaghost127 Justaghost127 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Moving Cities

    I used to be pretty popular in my elementary school in grade 1 and 2. It deteriorated over the years but I didn't mind, I still had my best friend who I did everything with. A new girl came to our school, became friends with my best friend and I. She then decided she hated me...
    alygal1331 alygal1331 18-21, F Feb 7, 2013

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    I talk to like everyone

    but don't have friends.
    Liljayz Liljayz 18-21 May 9

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    Why?

    ok well i'm 25 and I am a pretty outgoing person, that is if I know you.  When i'm around people that I do not know I am pretty shy.  I just have this mental block that prevents me being me around new people.  I have 2 good friends that I talk to but they are on...
    Madmartigan84 Madmartigan84 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    It's Nice To Meet You

    no one can remember who I am and if they do they are certainly not interested in being my friend. I have one very, very close friend. I live with her and her boyfriend. I think he hates me. He doesn't want me to be friends with their friends. I don't have a car so its...
    leddead leddead 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    And I Like It That Way

    I'm mostly content with only a couple friends in my life, otherwise I tend to get very bored of people. I'm a restless person who finds that having too many friends can be a hassle- keeping up with what's going on, going out, talking on the phone, instant messaging back and forth...
    warclaw warclaw 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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    Angel Dream

    ANGEL DREAM We don’t know what will happen after our death..? can anyone imagine it,........ In my last night I just imagined deeply about after death in my life but never get the answer, then some times while of thinking am gone to sleep, I saw a dream that I never saw...
    kbsruthy kbsruthy 22-25, F Nov 13, 2012

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    Not The Most Social

    I have one really close friend, and two other friends. That's all I really need to be honest. I prefer more to stay at home, playing video games and listening to music. And this may sound semi-"loserish", but my cat is a constant companion for me.
    LittleMsBadass LittleMsBadass 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Im settling in to college

    and don't really have any one to talk with so anyone on this that wants to chat boy or girls I'm not picky on who I talk with
    tinieTempah tinieTempah 16-17, M Sep 12, 2014

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    The True Meaning Of The Term

    I don't have many friends mainly because I don't go out and socialize like I did when I was younger. Also, because as I've grown my understanding of the word or term 'friend' has evolved. I no longer consider a Friend someone that you just meet in school or in your neighborhood...
    1LongingRose 1LongingRose 26-30, F Feb 6, 2013

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    I don't have many friends

    and some left me along the way but I m contented with those that stuck around and glad that new ones join me
    late0 late0 18-21, M 1 Response May 9

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    Friends Are Not to Be Taken Lightly.

    I dont have many friends, not because I am not confident or anything. It is because a friend to me is a very important tag for someone to have. I would not lend this word out lightly to the people I know in real life. I have aquintances...people I see around...
    1wingedangel 1wingedangel 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19, 2009

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    I've had a lot of friends throughout my life,

    but none of them have really stuck around or I found they weren't really my friend after all. So for a long time I sort of just set finding friendships aside because I didn't feel like dealing with the deception that has always seemed to come along with it in my experiences. I...
    HillyHana HillyHana 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Again, happiness only lasted

    so little within me, like sand in my hands. I'm feeling so alone, like no one cares. I came across some "friends" in college who treated me awful. I'm feeling so left out. I'm tired of it, depression strikes again.
    MynameisMartin MynameisMartin 22-25, M Feb 3

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    Best Buds

    I only have one friend and he's the best guy in the world. He's been there for me through the toughest of times in my ****** up life. I'm so glad he's in my life and i love having him there for me all the time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 27, 2013

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    I'm a very shy person

    and I don't have many friends. Of course I have my close friends, but other than that I don't have many friends. Maybe you don't mind but for me, friends are important. They keep your secrets, help you make the right choices and keep you company when you need it. In pre-school...
    HorseBeauty HorseBeauty 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    Where Are My Friends

    I worked for 4-5 years at a doctors office and made many friends. We would go out and have lunch daily, we would even get together on the weekends. We all exchanged phone numbers and new each others addresses. But when the doctor left town and the business closed, we...
    define607 define607 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    When younger i had loads of friends.

    but as i get older i lose more and more. I have dropped all my old friends because i found out they were talking bout me behind my back and to me thats not a friend so i dont need them. And some were just so immature and i didnt agree with what they did. I have kids now and i am...
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F 4 Responses May 9

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    ...

    I dont think ive ever had many friends.  But i was always the one to get left out.  I have always been shy but ive always tried to fit in and keep my friends.  But last year i was in a big group of friends and i was really close to one girl, but after a while...
    Emma93 Emma93 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2010

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    I Choose Not To Have Too Many Friends

    For 4 years I worked in the public eye, during that time my partner died but I just had to go on organising events and coping as well as I could  When that ended a year ago I retreated to my studio at home, changed my phone number and for the last year have...
    raeober raeober 51-55, F Sep 27, 2010

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    I achieved 3 things yesterday .

    But I'll post every one in a different post . So 1.i made two friends. I made two friends yesterday and they made me laugh till my throat hurt it was the first time ever . I think this is the way outta depression.
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    I Have The Ones I Need

    It is true I do not have many but the ones I have are more than enough and are always by my side even when some are thousands of miles away.
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Thank God.

    My whole life I havent had Many friends. While I have previously wished that I was more charismatic, could go back in time, become invisible, or just become one of the X-men, I've never wished to be super social. Ever. I've always wished the opposite. I know this can't be true...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    And Im Ok With It

    i have noticed that people tend to not stick around in life. at this point i am ok with not having many friends. now if i could just find that special someone.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 1 Response May 2, 2011

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    I was on here before but left after 2 days. I regret my decision . I haven't had any friends in 6 years and I was overwhelmed, I was being a coward and a hypocrite and for that I...
    OlliePolly OlliePolly 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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    It's just a feeling inside. Besides my family, lots of my friends are not real friends. Unless I call or text them. None of them will "remember" me until they have problems and...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M 1 Response May 8

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    Nobody is talking to me after I broke up with my boyfriend. He and I seem totally fine with each other, but all of his friends, and all of our mutual friends are going crazy...
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 16-17, F May 7

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