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I Have a Hard Time Keeping Friends

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    Why is it difficult for me to make

    and keep my friends? I have accumulated sufficient social knowledge and experience to be able to make a good judgement over social issues. To put it simply, my social skill should be pretty good. However, i find it hard to engage with my friends at a deeper level. I am...
    Fateflow494 Fateflow494 18-21, M Aug 16, 2014

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    They Always Leave

    The longest friendship I've had is one I currently have right now, 6 years. Everyone else I have considered my best friend has gone from my life. Most of them got into fights with me and told me I was crazy. It made me feel really bad about myself and shut down from opening up to...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008

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    I don't know why I do.

    I consistently try to be there for the people I'm friends with, show them that I am there emotionally and financially for them. I have given them money, support, I've bought them gifts.. you know? Made them feel happy and welcome. Somehow, I always fall into this category. I...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M May 2, 2014

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    I Can't Figure It Out...

    I've always had many friends growing up, i have no trouble making friends or getting along with anybody. I accept people for who they are and embrace their unquie-ness. But as many friends that i have had, i could never hold a lasting friendship with any of them except for a...
    raychelly raychelly 22-25, F 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    I Tend to Push Them Away

    if i feel that someone is getting too close i will tend to push them away, either that or friends just seem to ditch me with no explantion or anything, so that shatters my confidence which then makes it harder for me to keep friends the next time around.
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2007

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    I always have a hard time making friends, I mean i have work friends, but i have a hard time making friends that i could make plans with and do cool stuff...
    johnespo64 johnespo64 46-50, M 1 Response May 15

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    I've been living in a small isolated town for 1 1/2 years now. Within those one and a half years being here I've only been able to land 2 jobs, that I eventually quit because they...
    Saravegan2 Saravegan2 18-21, F May 3

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    If your having a hard time moving on Go party
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F May 18

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    You can't talk to an acquaintance the way you can a close friend. I only have my boyfriend, and a girl I've known since grade eight. She ****** me off a lot, and she's an idiot...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 Responses May 14

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    I feel like the negativity has taken me near the danger zone. I have never had any experiences of having an official relationship before, yet I don't even think that I'll ever be...
    jivelord jivelord 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Why I have trust issues.. People like to tell everyone else things. Smh. 1 true friend. 1. You can't been keep a damn friendship these days because everyone likes to know...
    HisPrincess343 HisPrincess343 13-15, F May 10

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    So I burned a lot of bridges recently with friends and an ex and the thing is that last night I had a dream that my ex apologized to me and it was so weird. I woke up and felt at...
    ifeelachangeinthewind ifeelachangeinthewind 22-25, F 4 Responses May 17

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    I thought I finally had some true friends, but they are leaving me one by one. They don't even have enough respect to tell me to my face. I heard through a mutual friend why...
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response May 8

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    Why is it that you are there for your friends but they are nowhere during your emergency? I referee my two friends and the ex-hubby/boyfriend that made it a love triangle...on my...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 4

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    Since I was a teenager I've had urges to cut myself whenever I'm upset but I've never done it because I try to stay stronger than that. At the time the feelings began I was already...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    First with the abusive mom. Why would I want to celebrate the woman who spanked a 2 year old with 2x4 for leaving a toy out? Why would I want to celebrate the woman who set our...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    My life isn't perfect. It's full of more bumps, than smooth roads. Never once did I ever think about giving up. Never once did I ever feel the need for a petty party. I continued...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 4 Responses May 15

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    I met my ex-girlfriend on a dating site. We started talking on line then in person and found that we liked each other and she ended up moving in with me. We were together for ten...
    wingski5 wingski5 51-55, M May 18

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    I've recently got involved with a guy I've been fond of for about 3 months and this whole time he's told me experiences of girls breaking his heart and how he doesn't want to be in...
    kashaleea kashaleea 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18

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    I am an avid writer/ drawer and I've been thinking a lot lately. It dawned on me that this just seems so pointless! I mean what's the point of writing is no one is living the words...
    fireworks1283 fireworks1283 13-15, F 2 Responses May 16

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    My husband passed away. Since then I have been coping sometimes ok and at times worse than what I'm going through now. I feel that I'm bothering people when I need help just...
    infinityalone infinityalone 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Stop asking me to trust you while I'm still coughing up water from the last time you let me drown.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 28

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    After prom came prom house, and after prom house I realized not even blood is as thick as we think..... Senior Prom was a huge success, definitely one of the best nights of my...
    sa3r1na sa3r1na 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My friends in my mind are arranged in a pyramid... At it's Pinnacle is the special she of my days.... (I am looking for her) From there are my closet friends and so on... If you...
    BlackBlueBrotha BlackBlueBrotha 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've met a lot of people in my life, but only stayed connected with the ones that mean something to me. I don't want to have a lot of people I call friends that I barely know just...
    Mordecur Mordecur 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm still friends with my exes
    tnt2015 tnt2015 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I say I don't trust anybody, But I still want to have fun with everyone. That indecision is making every day pure agony for me..
    MyLostProperty MyLostProperty 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    They have betrayed me like in the movies, now I have no best mates. Now I sit on my apps all day and play sad, sad, hip hop or country songs. They even double crossed me like in...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 3 Responses May 9

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    My ex best friend told my mom all of my secrets about what I have done with boys and when and where
    Hollieraeee Hollieraeee 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    To the a*@holes who have shown me that being a human being doesn't really make u worthy of being a human being I say thanks...you have taught me that my strength comes from within...
    Lyss1 Lyss1 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So today I went to dinner with my beautiful girlfriend to celebrate her being back home and some **** head told us to stop shoving our gay in his face. What the ****? It wasn't...
    pierc3th3sir3ns pierc3th3sir3ns 18-21, F 3 Responses May 3

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    Never enough time to take care of my needs and wants. Things are getting missed, overlooked, and forgotten. I'm overwhelmed and I'm my own worst enemy.
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M 1 Response May 9

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    Music is my vice. I don't know how to survive without it. When I need to escape, when I need to think, or when I need to just smile there's a song for it. There are usually...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 5 Responses May 9

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    I just don't bother anymore. If I say something, I will be asked why I said it and when I say why people (teachers) judge me and take it the wrong way, which is why I now just stay...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    How to move on: Fall in love with yourself–the whole of you, not a part of you, and fall out of love with the voices telling you that you need someone else to make you complete...
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    it feels like when we talk I might as well be invisible, when you tell me you want me to stay, then make me feel like I'm the one who is wrong. I don't know what to do anymore
    Sakaratte Sakaratte 26-30, M May 17

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    i am always ready to talk and show negative things if someone is intrested then you csn msg me
    Jyotip98 Jyotip98 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    At this point I avoid a lot of movies and shows because I'm afraid that they'll make me too emotional and I'll relapse into depression.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    they r really awesome and fun
    katimarie katimarie 13-15, F Apr 28

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    This is why I don't let anyone touch my laptop or phone.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 1 Response May 3

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    Oh god…Lunch is going to be interesting today…
    tkhsbandgeek2017 tkhsbandgeek2017 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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