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I Have a Hard Time Keeping Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    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 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...
    BellsproutDigsIt BellsproutDigsIt 26-30, M May 2, 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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    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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    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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    There was this guy whom I had a mutual understanding before. It was really good and all since we have spent most of our time being friends in the period of junior high. But then on...
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    I’ve made a new friend. She’s a mum of one of my youngest son’s friends. We met at a time where she was going through a personal crisis and I offered her my coaching and...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have PCOS. I was told, about three years ago, that I had PCOS, its one of the main reasons why I came to Ep to beging with, other than my Depression. When I joined, the woman in...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    This isn't really got betrayed but I couldn't find anything close to what I was saying.. Anyways.. Well I've known someone for like 9 years. Since pre-kay we've been friends and...
    MackenzieJacobs MackenzieJacobs 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I miss the times of having real internet friends that you talk to on semi regular basis. For whatever reason, people just disappear from here. No good byes. It is what it is and...
    Harleyman050 Harleyman050 46-50, M 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Maybe one day I'll learn...😥
    Boxerlove2 Boxerlove2 41-45, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Too many times than I care to mention. I've often heard the phrase, "You can trust me", but you know what? it's utter bollocks, I've been let down by 'trustworthy' types. I'm the...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Most of my ep "friends" that private message me are very bad people. They hurt my feelings.One of them threatened to kill my boyfriend, who he doesn't even know. Another was a perv...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Is it grace or is it Saturday law and Sabbath keeping??? Here is the side that clearly explains grace: Regarding Saturday or Sunday worship, I found the following. So many of...
    HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I've never had a lot of real friends, even as a small child. I was dreadfully shy and insecure and it really took a toll on my relationships. To begin with, I just figured I didn...
    lindsayannee lindsayannee 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always been like this. I have always had a hard time trusting people. It's not easy for me but what worries me is that if I trust someone completely they'll betray me or hurt...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    About to go zip lining 😁✌🏾️
    Forgottenwarrior777 Forgottenwarrior777 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    when people ask what's wrong i don't know what to say.. because i don't even think i know what's wrong.
    troglodyticrecluse troglodyticrecluse 16-17, F a week ago

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    I am so broken. Some of the people who I wanted to grow up with and have our kids be friends with each other..they just left me hanging. They're my only friendship group - I have...
    Lillemon Lillemon 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This is more with my love life so lets share it. And i will not say there names, but i will use fac names to help. This was when i was in high school and there was a girl who...
    alexs67 alexs67 36-40, T Jun 26

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    I don't know why but I'm always the last choice or completely ignored. Me: "Yeah you can come to my house when it's midnight. No problem. I'll make sure you're happy before I...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Everyone needs true friends. First we have to ask ourselves, are we true friends? Or would we be if the time or circumstances dictate that we need to be there for our friend(s...
    spark16 spark16 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Well one of my so called friends took a plunge out my life. All because I wasn't there for her when she needed me to be. But all the times when she wasn't there for me when I...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I rush into everything. I am 22 years old, looking back on my life and I can honestly say I don't remember one thing that I haven't rushed into. I rushed a relationship and ended...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F Jun 25

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    I was born in the early '60s, to a very conservative small town family. My paternal grandfather was the local Chief of Police. This meant that my family name was very well known...
    Knum420 Knum420 51-55, M Jun 25

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    I've had men best friends all my life but due to moving as I have in my lifetime we aren't as close anymore & I miss a male best friend. Keeping your secrets, always there when you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 25

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    A smile hiding pain.I have strange feelings lately. They become stronger for each day going. I have too high hopes to myself, and to those around me. I know I am not someone...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I am acquainted with (almost) my whole school. Have 0 real friends. Some day....( or just wait to get out of high school)
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    Yes, I have unfortunately. To be honest I haven't ever really had like group of dudes,guys run around with like alot of girls. Cliched up,grouped up.I am friends with all but run...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    How do you express frustration without making others mad, hurting yourself, or breaking something. Writing doesn't help either.
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F Jun 22

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    This is true in my every day life and I am now realizing this goes for EP. My previous account was deleted in which I had over 2000 friends. I truly only knew a handful of them...
    lovelychickadee lovelychickadee 36-40, F 18 Responses Jun 22

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    Its Fathers day here in America and the roads and stores here are fairly quiet. Just like Mothers day, everyone is out celebrating Fathers day with their father, grandfather or...
    spackle spackle 41-45 Jun 21

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    My "friends" stabbed me in the back. They spoke to one of the moms saying how terrible and angry I am. This mom gave me ****. I said whatever ignore it. Then I find out yesterday...
    GeorgiaMaroulis GeorgiaMaroulis 18-21, F Jun 21

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    I love my friends I love parting with them going out with them and just having fun and making great memories with them I love them so much
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M Jun 19

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    Firstly, let's call this person M. So M is my former bestfriend whom I've fallen inlove with (the cause of our drifting apart drama). We didn't talk for 2 months but I still can't...
    SaccharineRose SaccharineRose 13-15, F Jun 17

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    For decades. Why. No cures. And no magic words. Or immune to magic.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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    But they set boundaries. Yet joke plenty. Sigh.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 16

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    I was diagnosed back in 2007 by my doctor.I have a hard time making friends and relationships last. They always leave me and i think i am not good enough.My anxiety is a daily...
    punkglampire punkglampire 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    i m new here and want to have friend, come and talk to me, im not very boring haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 16

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    I have been betrayed by friends so many time, but it built me up and made me stronger. Living well is the best revenge.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15