I Don't Have Very Many Friends

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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.
    Hypocritical1 Hypocritical1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2015


    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
    Nov 15, 2007

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014
    good4nothin1 good4nothin1
    36-40, M
    May 1, 2015
    sprinkles11 sprinkles11
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

    I have one very close friend.

    We've been best friends since the third grade. We are both 22 now. Not sure how many years that is. After high school, we still consider each other besties, but we don't hang out a lot, which I don't mind because I like being home anyway. And I don't get jealous of her other...
    beeaniebaby beeaniebaby
    22-25, F
    Oct 25, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Jun 20, 2014

    I have actually managed to make more friends.

    So that's kinda cool. I have 5 friends now and a few people I'm friendly with. This is nice.
    prettyboyy prettyboyy
    13-15, T
    Jan 19, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    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
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014

    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

    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, 2015

    I only have 3 friends in my school.

    I'd rather have 3 really close friends, than have a bunch who don't care for me.
    Dlizboa99 Dlizboa99
    18-21, M
    Aug 8, 2015


    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 20, 2008

    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
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 29, 2007

    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
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    Feb 2, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2014

    I'm a total loser that's

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

    I have many good acquaintances

    but very few friends.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 13, 2015
    sugarplum44 sugarplum44
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    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, 2015

    i don't have many friends i have just the main

    one friend really i have others but they live far away and barely talk plus i have a lot of insecure issues and with talking people tend to not like me in person talking to me on here sometimes they will but offline no body tends to like me which is understandable i have to see...
    suisse83 suisse83
    31-35, F
    Nov 11, 2015

    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
    May 10, 2012

    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
    1 Response Mar 31, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2015

    really I don't have many

    because I find having friends to be very stressful. I get stuck in a constant loop of "I should hang out with them so they know I still like them" and "I should not interact with them in any way I'll come off as clingy and annoying and they'll hate me"
    prettyboyy prettyboyy
    13-15, T
    Oct 18, 2015

    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

    Anybody Need A Friend?

    I could use one... I'm a young female. :)
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    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

    Honestly what's the point of friendship like

    what do we get out of out, enjoyment? A sense of security? Happiness? But in reality a friendship really doesn't bring any of this all a friendship ever brings is pain, misery and emptiness. Think about it how often do you actually find a true friend almost never, and most of...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    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

    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
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Jan 20, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Jun 2, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Jun 20, 2014
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