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I Don't Have Many Friends

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    My wife made sure to chase them away

    so it was just her in my life.
    esohgee esohgee 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    michelleplus1 michelleplus1 56-60, M Aug 28, 2015

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    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

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    sometimes it bothers me.

    .................
    kittyhaswings kittyhaswings 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    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

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

    and ppl I dislike even closer
    JasonThick JasonThick 22-25, M Jan 28

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    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

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    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

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    I talk to like everyone

    but don't have friends.
    Liljayz Liljayz 18-21 May 9, 2015

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    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 4 Responses Jan 11

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

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2010

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    I swear people here are

    such bullshit
    DreaSmurph DreaSmurph 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2015

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    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

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    lipsofanangel26 lipsofanangel26 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 29

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    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 3 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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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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    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

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    I like staying alone sometimes Some time back ,

    I had written a post on loneliness.The results of a recent Pew Research Center survey found that 85% of the surveyed people think it is important to have alone time.Earlier ,a study in 2011 found that people who spend alone time have a more well -functioning social life than...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 5 Responses May 30, 2015

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    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.
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 19

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    I would say not having many is the tactful

    explanation, I still speak to a few people I used to hang out with, but I'm not sure I can define them as a friend anymore, even if they see me as one.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    because of.....i am honest.

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

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    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
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 12

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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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    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

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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 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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    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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    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...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    LynxJinx LynxJinx 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    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

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    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 1 Response Jan 10

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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, 2015

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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 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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    Would anyone like to talk?

    I'm kinda lonely
    Justaghost127 Justaghost127 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2015

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    But don't tell him too often because it goes to his head and he will go on for days about it (causing my mind even more anxiety)
    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M 2 days ago