I Don't Have Many Friends

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    I have many people who I hang out with.

    Yet no one I could call when times get tough. People are so busy these days. Makes it hard to make strong connections.
    Sim90 Sim90
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 19

    to clarify the *many*.

    ... I have *none* ... it gets a bit lonely, but hey. its been that way for 6 years. I can't complain. I guess I got used to being friendless
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 2

    Just how I like it, I keep my few friends close

    and ppl I dislike even closer
    JjKr88 JjKr88
    22-25, M
    Jan 28
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 11

    I'm a nomad at heart.

    I've moved around so many times that I've lost count. Every time I make friends in one state I find myself moving to another. Having long distance relationships is hard to manage. I Just want to make friends with people who travel as much as I do.
    minisuko minisuko
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    I don't have many friends

    which I have things in common with. I mean I like to play video games, football, read books and manga, watch anime and have no problem to socialize so I drink beers and get wasted from time to time. I'm really approachable, I don't have any problem to socialize with people. I...
    raulgmez raulgmez
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 25

    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
    LynxJinx LynxJinx
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    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
    HELPTAKENhelpused HELPTAKENhelpused
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 2

    I want to stop being

    so socially awkward and have some friends. I always get all shy and stupid with people. I am so tired of being like that. I can relate to soooo many people but I can never actually talk to them and stuff. it's always a super short conversation or I just get embarrassed and...
    furrfectme143 furrfectme143
    22-25, F
    Jan 10

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    I pushed everyone away from me

    because of my constant fear of getting hurt. I've been hurt by the people I care about on so many occasions that it has left me very defensive. My view on it: if no ones around you, you can't get hurt.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 11

    I want to make friends

    and be able talk with them but I don't know how to. I barely know how to talk to people I'm general. I'm really lonely and awkward and I never know what to say to people I just met. I always freak out when I do.
    WanderLustAlethiology WanderLustAlethiology
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 12

    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

    I feel like everyone never makes the effort

    with me. So I stopped making the effort with them. Now, because of my anxiety and depression, I am unable to get out a lot and find true friends.
    Beeinthetree Beeinthetree
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    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

    I'm not friendly to be completely honest.

    I only have one gal best friend and a few guy friends and I especially hate all their friends.It seems like the more friends I have the more I feel crowded.
    BackToBiege BackToBiege
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 11

    I talk to like everyone

    but don't have friends.
    Liljayz Liljayz
    18-21
    May 9, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 29

    Hi just know hi going to die with a broken

    heart & stay single the rest of my life. hi am a sensitive A B trying to find love or relationship hi live in uk Kent area my age is 47 all hi would like is love back in my heart
    kittybaby1968age3 kittybaby1968age3
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 12

    My wife made sure to chase them away

    so it was just her in my life.
    esohgee esohgee
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 10

    FACT: I currently have about one of two humans

    who I would consider close friends. One of those people are my fiancee, the other being my best friend since freshman year of high school. I am currently 25 years old and am feeling fed up with my lack of social life. Loneliness consumes much of my daily life and it's an...
    thegoblinqueen thegoblinqueen
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18

    Would anyone like to talk?

    I'm kinda lonely
    Justaghost127 Justaghost127
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2015
    michelleplus1 michelleplus1
    56-60, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    because of.....i am honest.

    ..and always say truth to others...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 11

    sometimes it bothers me.

    .................
    kittyhaswings kittyhaswings
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    Its true I don't. I have allies students people

    who are learning from me but as far as friends go the numbers decrease day by day. people are just selfish these days only thinking about themselves. but yeah it's cool I mean who needs friends I've done well by myself for a time sure I get lonely sometimes but I'll get over it...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    I don't have many friends,

    but it's okay. I don't need a long list of friends to worry about when I have my few that are loyal and caring to me. They understand me and my sensitivity. Plus, we already have a ton of friends when we're going up and they are our family. <3
    awkwardaward awkwardaward
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    I haven't had any friends

    for awhile, all of my friends moved away when I was in high school, so I kind of became a loner, I moved to Chicago last year (senior year) from a small town, and dident make any friends, I guess I'm just bad at making connections with new people.
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole
    16-17, F
    Dec 26, 2015

    Most of the people I hang out with

    or talk to I consider no more than my associates or acquaintances. By the time I was heading towards the end of my high school years I opened my eyes and realized these people I hangout with and have sleepovers with aren't my friends. They were never present during my time or...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    where are my frineds.

    ... after student festival i dont have a friend to habg out.... just came back to home alone... listening to music while trying not ti think about what others are doing ...why i dont have friends... i wanna have fun like others do even though i might look like quiet and boring...
    akemin akemin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    My best friend is my rottweiler,

    Nova. To be honest, though, that's all I need. I don't need human friends, as long as I have my dog.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    As long as I could remember.

    I have never had much friends. I've only had one friend my whole life. That was in third grade and other then that I have never had a friend or a group of friends. I have kind of asked myself what is wrong with me or am I just so unique that not many people get me.
    classicwoman34 classicwoman34
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    I swear people here are

    such bullshit
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    I usually don t open myself to narrow minded

    people. I m very shy in front of idiots. I love saving my energy and time which matters most.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    I read this from a book: "The people

    who accept you, care about you, and understand you are your friends, no denying it." Well I guess that means I don't have any friends. It's just who I AM who makes them creeped out and not wanting to be my friend. I think it's because that they know I'm in love with a fictional...
    Jmc82005 Jmc82005
    13-15
    Feb 19

    I have like 3 bestfriends

    and they are like my only frns.
    gugsulo gugsulo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 11
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