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I Don't Have Very Many Friends

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ~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, 2015

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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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    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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    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.
    awkwardconversations awkwardconversations 13-15, T Jan 19

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 Nov 15, 2007

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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, 2015

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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 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'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, 2015

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    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

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    sugarplum44 sugarplum44 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2015

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    sprinkles11 sprinkles11 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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"
    awkwardconversations awkwardconversations 13-15, T Oct 18, 2015

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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 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 16-17, M Aug 8, 2015

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    I have many good acquaintances

    but very few friends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2015

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    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Feb 2, 2015

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    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

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 20, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 9 hrs ago

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    And I don't need one. I have healthy snacks and the internet. :)
    Tutu7 Tutu7 61-65, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I love him, he loves me, but he doesn't have time to love me. He is always working.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know what I did but he stopped calling me, he stopped sendin me letters on birthdays or holidays, he cut me out completely
    ghostflannel ghostflannel 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago