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I Don't Have Many Friends

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    The Higher, The Fewer!

    When that phrase was utter in one of the episode of Star Trek The Next Generation (can't remember which one), I couldn't grasp the logistics behind it... Now I do. It looks as if the higher your age bracket is, the fewer "friends" you have. Now that I'm in my 40's, I can...
    plutopia plutopia 41-45, F Jun 30, 2012

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    Im Not Attractive Enough To Have Friends

    i don't have many friends cause most people don't talk to me since im not as attractive as others all the friends i do have say im sweet kind caring outgoing etc... but other then that no one talks to me i wake up every morning wondering why people don't talk to me
    fit4aking93 fit4aking93 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    Very Few Friends

    Ive gone to the same school all mylife (the school is kindergarten- grade 12) when I was in kindergarten- grade 2 i was VERY shy i didnt talk to anyone..... ever.(except at home)in grade 3 I started making friends and I hung out with a group of 3 girls and sumtimes 1or2 boys...
    hellogoodby hellogoodby 70+ 2 Responses Jan 30, 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 25

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    It's Lonely Being Alone

    i've come to the point wherein i stay away from people. when someone approach me, i would talk to them normally but i would keep my guard on. it's not because i don't want friends. it's because people often leave me and i would always get this feeling that deep down they don't...
    heysham heysham 18-21, F Jul 10, 2012

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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'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 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 Used To Have Friends.

    Then i met a boy who didnt want me to have friends. Then i lost the boy too.
    tipmyhat514 tipmyhat514 16-17 Oct 27, 2009

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    No Confidence

    I am not a very confident person.  I am now 21 and I have been bullied by at least one person every year since I started primary school.  Even the people I live with pick on me, but I have no choice but to stay here as I am a fourth year university student and can't...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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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 31-35, M Sep 6

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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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    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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    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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    By Choice ...

    my husband thinks it is the strangest thing.... but i would rather have a nice quality person or two in my life rather than a bunch of fake people around me.... and because women can tend to be a little two faced to each other ... i would rather not deal with  a lot of them...
    sothisisme sothisisme 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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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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    The Ultimate Outsider Since Birth!

    I have never fit in with anyone anywhere since birth. As a child I couldn't figure out why no one wanted me I thought perhaps it was my freakish size but later when that came in handy for sports no matter how well I did no one wanted me. I cry at times when I am alone as much as...
    ConservativeAtheist ConservativeAtheist 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    F(r)iends

    I've always had people around me. My parents say I was a popular child. I recall having quite much friends in middle school, even high school. Something changed during high school though. Now I have only two or three people I can call friends. It isn't like I want to have much...
    dispendymous dispendymous 22-25, M Mar 26, 2012

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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 3 Responses Mar 23

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I Walk Alone!

    I have alot of aquaintences that I get along great with but I don't have any real personal friends. I prefer it that way because I have severe trust issues plus I have lived a violent life like no other and most people haven't walked that path and are not understanding of my...
    Neutrino38 Neutrino38 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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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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    It All Happened Within A Month.

    So, not to brag, but I was friends with all the girls in my grade. Suddenly all the girls in the other group kept sending me mean texts everyone but Peyton. I just felt pressured and I started cutting(in my story) I'm staying to stop now but it's hard. I told Peyton and now she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2012

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    Friendships Are 50/50..at Least They Should Be.

    I don't have any friends, ok one that is it and I don't chat with her that much either. I got burned too many times back in highschool and shortly out of highschool so now I don't trust anyone. I feel that I wasted time getting to know these so called friends and wasted my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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.
    Ummaperson Ummaperson 13-15, F Jul 15

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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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    Sad But True

    It's time to admit it - I don't have many friends. I think a majority of people don't have many friends; considering that a friend is a loyal person who you can depend on. The truth is, there aren't many people like that in high school. I'm not surrounded by loving people who...
    TheNotSoAverageGirl TheNotSoAverageGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    I Have No Friends At All

    I sometimes think there's something wrong with me because the friends i used to have have gone and left noone ever sticks by me as soon as they meet someone else thats it i hardly ever hear from them again. I also don't drink or go clubbing as i hate the scene so thats...
    sweetlinds sweetlinds 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Admiral Nelson And I

    Admiral Nelson (my one-armed spiderplant) is my very best friend. He keeps all my secrets and never complains, except when I don't water him or open the blinds. Aside from His Lordship, I have very few friends...at least of flesh and blood. I think it's partly because...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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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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    Alone

    I don't have many friends. I'm 21 and don't have anyone to go out with ever. When I left high school, every one left to go to different colleges and we just haven't stayed in touch. I have already graduated college and everyone has either gone their separate ways or are still...
    imabe imabe 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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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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    Are There Any Good People Out There My Age?

    I've had many friends thoughout my life, even though I'm only seventeen. But they've all turned out to be horrible, and I just don't understand. I try my best to be there for them as much as I can, and I buy them things all the time, and they just take advantage of it. I had my...
    broadway5424x3 broadway5424x3 16-17, F Jul 7, 2012

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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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    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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    In Physical Space...

    I'd say I have 3 people who like me for me...but they have "busy" lives. Oh well, here's to the internet, where I am loved!
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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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

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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

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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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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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

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