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I Don't Have Very Many Friends

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    I get asked if I have friends quite a lot.

    One of my teachers, who I think just feels bad for me, asked me if I had any friends. She was concerned for me and wanted me to join FBLA in order to meet new people. She notices that I don't really talk in class, but I don't think she realizes that if I wanted to make friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Feb 2

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    No One Wants to Be My Friend.

    They don't call me. They don't message me or IM me. I have one friend who wants to talk to me on a regular basis. I don't understand it. I know lots of people and I consider them all somewhat friends but I guess they don't. I don't want to do all the work in a friendship. I don't...
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    sugarplum44 sugarplum44 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Today I made plans with a fellow co-worker

    and was ready and waiting on her to pick me up when I get a text saying she isn't coming anymore but then I see on her snapchat story she is with one of our mutual friends shopping (which is what we were supposed to do.) I think it hurt my feelings more because I already feel...
    Brensmith17 Brensmith17 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Who Are Your True Friends?

    Since the begening of high school I have had 3 best friends. 2 of them, sisters, after 7 years of friendship stabbed me in the back and we are no longer friends. As for the 3rd friend, she is still my friend but since she got married I have become absolutly last on her list of...
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    I'm a total loser that's

    why I don't have many friends.
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    I used to have lots. most of them moved

    and we lost contact. I never bothered to make new friends, mostly because I'm awkward and bad at making friends.
    ProbablyUncomfortable ProbablyUncomfortable 13-15, T Jun 9

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    And I Like It..

    My husband and a girl I met about 8 years ago online (I originally met my husband online) are the only two friends that I have. There are a few others online, who I trust, but not as much as those two. I like it.  I'm a firm believer of quality not quantity. I'm not...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    Some times I need someone to remind me to stay

    on track, otherwise I tend to derail. What happens when I have no one, when no one is there for you, how do I pick myself up and carry on. When will I find a friend that will be there for me.
    J3ssii3 J3ssii3 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2014

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    I have many good acquaintances

    but very few friends.
    gish1897 gish1897 16-17, F Feb 13

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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    weirdWorks4me weirdWorks4me 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Just For Now!

    Although I currently don't have too many friends, I'm confident I'll make new (and better) friends eventually.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 15, 2011

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    Never Have

    I've never really had that many friends. Maybe two close friends. Thats it. All others are simply aquantinces... and they turn out to not like me, anyway.... but I'm happy with the few friends I have... and its cheaper when we hang out! =]
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    I'd love to have more,

    but if I don't click with them, or have much in common, I'd rather be friendless.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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    I crave validation and acceptance from others,

    but I know being addicted to outer validation is dangerous. Because I want to be able to handle myself and my own feelings without constantly needing others, I tend to isolate myself.
    A0129 A0129 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I've seen people talk about people there cool

    with and I'm fine with having only 3 close people I talk to.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F Jun 2

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    Semi-intentional Outcast

    Sometimes I wonder if maybe I just don't like people very much. I think I should hang out with people, because that's what people do. But I find I start dreading it as soon as it gets close to events or plans and half the time I spend thinking about what I can say to get out of...
    myredsweater myredsweater 31-35 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    By Choice

    When I was younger, I had a lot of "friends", people who I hung out with, went places with, whatever.  I only had one "best" friend at a time.  It always seemed that the people I thought were my best friends always let me down when I needed...
    purpleriz purpleriz 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2009

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    Where Are You Suppose To Start?

    Life seems so cruel sometimes. When your alone and have no one to talk to and ask advice, who are you suppose to talk to? No one ever wants to hear what's wrong with you. People don't want to associate with someone who has problems. Yet when your alone and don't know what to do...
    Naculie Naculie 26-30 May 10, 2012

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    In A Sense

    I am told that I am all around friendly and I have a lot of acquaintances but the fact is I really do not have the "my person who considers me their person". I am not really depressed about this single fact. Ever since I can remember I know that I am so comfortable with being...
    zen0000 zen0000 26-30, F Apr 28, 2012

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    Meeting With Friends Exhausts Me

    I used to be very social and outgoing. I still believe it's more of the real me than the me that I have become over the years. Every time I meet people and interact with them, I'm funny and talkative. I laugh, I have a good time, I go home and could fall asleep immediately due to...
    LilyLua LilyLua 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    Understanding Me

    I dont have many friends cause alot of people think that I am strange. We are all change to a certain extinct and have something we do that is stange.  I would love to have more friends. Also their are alot of people around where I live that I wouldn't want to be friends...
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 12, 2008

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    Friends?

    When I was fifth-teen and starting high school I lost all my friends slowly over the years.  Which I understand not everyone stays friends throughout the whole four years of high school, but once I lost them I never bothered to make new ones.  Because I am too afraid to...
    atttddiva atttddiva 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2007

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    Dinner For One

    Today was my day off. Like most days off before it, I spent this one alone. I woke, alone; I showered, alone; I ate breakfast at 2pm, alone; I left the house to take a stool sample to the lab, alone. There are times that I wish I had lots of friends, but more than anything I...
    liferiot liferiot 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 6, 2007

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20

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    A Few Good Friends

    I know lots of people...but there are very few people that know me well - and there are very few that i know well. I like deep connections with people - superficial contact doesn't count as friendship in my book. So i have a few people that i know intimately - although if i am...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    If you have enough people

    that love you and hang out with you at free times, who are there for you it doesn't matter
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    My best friend is honestly my only friend

    and I think he's gonna get tired of me sooner or later and we live together which doesn't help my loner status at all. He says I need my own friends instead of just hanging with him and his friends and people scare me so much that I never wanna try to make new friends but I...
    spicegirlsfan808 spicegirlsfan808 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I want to meet new people considering I feel

    like I have no one to talk to I'm the real world. Very confused about how this app thing works but anyone want to talk?
    younginsecuregirl younginsecuregirl 16-17, F Jun 20, 2014

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    Confused

    I really don't know why I don't have many friends. I've been told that I am a friendly and funny person, but I still don't have many. Part of it may be because I am very shy and am afraid to talk to people I do not know. I guess I expect people to come to me, instead of vice...
    shadowxmagic shadowxmagic 16-17, F 1 Response May 20, 2008

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    I guess i never really got the concept of true

    friendship. growing up, every new school year I got a new set of 'friends', but at the end of the school year that just disappeared. That cycled continued my whole life, I dont know why everyone just leaves, maybe Im just to eager to label people as Friends.
    Kringle95 Kringle95 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I Still Call Them Friends...not Sure Why

    I don't have many friends where I live. Perhaps one or two. They are not close friends though. We do something together once in a while. I have friends that live far away from me. Most of them I have known since I was a kid. We do not talk often. Maybe once or twice a year...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 2011

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    ~But My Friends Here Are Real~

    I want all of my friends here to know how much I love them and care about them.Each one of you have a very special spot in my soul. My precious EP mama... you know what's going on and why I'm not here as much and guys she's the one I wish to tell my truths. She means more to me...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    good4nothin1 good4nothin1 31-35, M May 1

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    I go to a special school

    for the visually impaired. But a lot of students also have other problems. So it's sort of impossible to have a proper conversation with them. I only have 3 friends. I get quite lonely sometimes :)
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 16-17, F Jun 20, 2014

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    So Sad

    Yeah its sad to say I dont have many friends. I know alot of people but they fade in and out of my life. Im not saying that I am a bad person its just that I cant seem to find people that want to hang out with me. Makes me sound like I have a diease or something..lol. Like right...
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2007

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    I Don't Have Many Friends

    yea I don't have that many friends and I don't know why I know that in shy but I'm a nice person but still and I'm not sure why but lots of people hate me for no reason at all the people around have told me I should have never been born I have been told to just die and etc things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    I don't have any real friends

    that are female, other than my ex sister-in-law. My best friend is a man.
    angierose2014 angierose2014 36-40, F Jan 20

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    sprinkles11 sprinkles11 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    But Seriously

    Where does one find friends? How does one nurture friendship? My "friends," typically, are those that I work with wherever I'm currently working. Right now that means I have four friends. We laugh, joke, talk, and argue when we're working together, but, for the most...
    liferiot liferiot 26-30, M 8 Responses Jul 6, 2007

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    Anybody Need A Friend?

    I could use one... I'm a young female. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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