I Don't Know How to Make Friends

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    I Don't Know How To Make Friends

    When I was little it was easy for me to make friends. I have heard that it is normal for it to get harder to make friends as you get older, but this is ridiculous. I am attending a community college, living at home, and studying American Sign Language. It is important in the Deaf...
    RissaJ RissaJ
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    It's...hard.

    I understand the need to be social and have friends. But for the longest time I thought that it wasn't really worth getting into all the drama that it entails like my older sister went and still goes through.  I have this really bad habit of over-thinking everything, if I'm...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 9, 2009

    I'm the worst at making friends!

    Literally, I get tongue tied whenever I try to speak to anyone :(
    novemberbabex novemberbabex
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    Good Friends

    I try so hard to make friends.  I try to listen and be understanding, I think that I am doing a good job and making a connection with people.  Then something always seems to happen that makes me realize that they are not my friends.  That they don't care about me...
    BBJYG BBJYG
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2009

    I can't even make friends online.

    I don't know how to keep a conversation going with people I'm not really close with.
    EnaryJ EnaryJ
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    Don't Think I Ever Have Known, Really

    I am oversensitive to myself at times, and insensitve to others at times, and often both at the same time.  It causes many complications and I just give up...
    DunnoNeed DunnoNeed
    41-45
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2009

    I Am Who I Am

    I am very freaky, at times I really don't know who I am. Somehow, the world seems to evolve around me, and it makes me really tired. Where are the true people where I needed them?
    Stacy8989 Stacy8989
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

    It's hard for me to make friends .

    ... I have this thing were I want to be the only friend... i know..crazy right...
    destinyrose878 destinyrose878
    31-35, F
    Aug 13, 2015

    Well, I just don't know how to start any kind

    of conversation. The friends I have are mostly the ones that starts them... I'd just blurt out a random / stupid thought.
    jellyfishz jellyfishz
    13-15, T
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    More like "and how to keep friends".

    ..potential friends? Maybe it would just be better described as people that you know? :/ I see a lot of situations in this group are about how hard it is to actually talk to someone (which I can completely relate to), but I feel the worst part about it comes after you've...
    HikariX HikariX
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 29

    I'm so shy and I hate it

    so much! It's seriously the most annoying thing in the world, that you can't think of anything to say to people you just meet. Like, I can talk to people and make conversation AFTER they accept me for who I am, but the hardest part is that I don't know how to get people to...
    sociallyxawk sociallyxawk
    16-17, F
    Apr 3, 2014

    I Apologize For the Confusion...

    My story for this group is under DunnoNeed. All I can add here, is that until I can get some kind of a grip on this issue, I will not be receiving e-mails or adding people to my circle!  I am sorry for this also, but I desperately need a place to vent, and I am not...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5, 2009

    I Seem To Have No Clue T_T

    I must have spend weeks if not months of my life by now agonizing, wondering how, being terrified, not getting it, watching people being friends witch each other from afar, devouring every story I could find about friendship, how it feels like, how it starts, how it changes, and...
    dancingleaves dancingleaves
    22-25
    Nov 21, 2011

    Hi .. Hmmmm !

    I really have no idea how ! .. I mean the group description says it exactly, that's how most of my conversations go, with people I meet for the first time ! All my friends right now, either they are the ones who got to know me, or was introduced to me by another...
    StableRedGun StableRedGun
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2009
    pauleen8 pauleen8
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    Lifelong Problem

    I'm a social phobic from a small family, so I never had all that much contact with different people even at home. I could never make any friends anywhere - elementary school, junior high, high school, summer camp, college (and I went to two), law school, any job I ever had, etc...
    newyorkergirl newyorkergirl
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2010

    Moved around for 3 years,

    lived with old people forever, no school, no nothing. Completely lost the ability to communicate with people, now I'm stuck.
    LuckyBoy777 LuckyBoy777
    18-21, M
    Feb 7, 2014

    I'm Suddenly Depressed...

    I went to the same school district all my life.  From kindergarden to 10th grade.  I've always had friends, so I never needed to learn how to make them. I moved a year ago and I was so excited about moving...a whole new set of friends, a brand new life, everything that...
    anonymous233 anonymous233
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    Message me :) I'm awkward

    and get shy easily tho xD
    messagemeimnice messagemeimnice
    22-25, F
    Mar 11, 2014

    I Feel Pressured Everyday. I Just Want To Relax

    I don't like being pressured. I will do it, when I want to. I am going to just chill for today. Get close with God, you know. Like I feel I have to do something every single day, and it is not like that. I am going to relax, and do something else. I can't take pressure so...
    chicago54 chicago54
    22-25, M
    Mar 5, 2010

    Aspergers

    I have Aspergers Syndrome and Social Anxiety so it's not surprising that I have trouble making friends. I started secondary school with other kids I knew from primary school, went to college with people I knew from school and then went to university with people I knew from...
    Kwozimodo Kwozimodo
    18-21
    1 Response Feb 24, 2010

    Live Laugh Love

    i don't have any friends because of my temper . not even my family loves me . everyday i lock myself in the bathroom and cry i just want a friend who understand what im going through and can help me !!! :)
    joylynn joylynn
    13-15
    Mar 21, 2009

    Really. I Don't.

     When I try to talk to new people they don't seem to like me. When I try to make jokes nobody gets them. When I smile at people they rarely smile back. I never know what to say in social situations. I don't know the best way to approach people. I have a quirky sense of...
    Squeak Squeak
    22-25
    10 Responses Oct 10, 2008

    Hi, I have read several stories

    but I feel that I need to say this. First, I’m shy and new here. I don’t know how to make friends. I speak with people at school, “good day”, “good bay” and simple conversations but I don’t know what to do next. When I get confidence with people I get very happy...
    Accord2 Accord2
    18-21, M
    Sep 27, 2014

    Anyone Else Have This Problem?

    I can't seem to connect with anyone here on EP. It must be something I'm doing wrong, but I have no idea what it is. I've only had about 3 or 4 people offer friendship, and only two of them have messaged me more than once. I write back promptly. I ask questions about them...
    EsperantoRules EsperantoRules
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    Something That Can Never Be 2

    So theer years ago in 2010 I had a really good friend and he was the best but little did we know that we were falling in love a couple day after we both have found out that we loved each other we started going out we were off and on for about 2 and a half years . We manly broke...
    Walker12345 Walker12345
    22-25
    Aug 31, 2012
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