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I Have a Hard Time Keeping Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    Two years ago, I felt like I was having the

    time of my life. I had a whole bunch of friends, went out all the time, and felt so happy. All that disappeared when depression started eating me away. It was and still is a difficult time of my life. I pushed away everyone in my circle and now I've isolated myself to the point...
    drolvocht drolvocht 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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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 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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    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...
    spinningtime7 spinningtime7 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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    So, I just found out that my favorite cousin is 6 weeks pregnant... And boy, did the big green jealousy monster slap me hard! I've wanted a baby for years, but I'm trying to do the...
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    well, it goz hand in hand wit da lifestyle
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 9 hrs ago

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    Hard to make friends here
    dt943 dt943 61-65, M 12 hrs ago

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    plz don't waste my time, cuz I won't waste yours. I have no time for idiots
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 day ago

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    that stupid senseless girl in my class ..she brings irritation with every single move of hers...there was time when i loved her for her innocence ...my best friend..but that...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I find it really hard to start conversations and I tend to avoid it because people tend to think I'm weird. I don't get why so many people say that you should smile at everyone you...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is perhaps my number one issue in life. If you feel like I'm pulling away, it's because I probably am. It's not you, it's me. Haha! Ok, let's be honest here. It's you. I don't...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    specially when it comes to showing some girl i like that i have feelings for her , i suck so bad at giving a girl the impression i really like her. sadly what i do when i like a...
    thenameofthegame thenameofthegame 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I actually love hearing people's secrets. They get to share something that's been burdening them and I get to hear the real story, something personal,or just plain crazy. I love...
    karebear92 karebear92 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For all my friends, whether close or casual, just because. This is one of the longest posts I will ever make, and one of the most real too. Everyone will go through some hard...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I had a really good friend who did everything with me. We shared secrets and one day went as far as to tell each other our passwords to our social networks. About a week later she...
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish I could tell you how I feel. it's as if I have duct tape over my mouth, it's always been this way.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    So I had this friend at work. He was the first person I've met who told me of his atheism before I did. He was also pretty liberal and into politics so we had plenty to talk about...
    SolarusXD SolarusXD 22-25, M Aug 21

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    Nowadays people are so selfish 😤
    aishu1996 aishu1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I can't completely let go of you, let go of us...... All I can say is that I will honestly love you and I know you don't want to hear it but it makes no sense pretending that I don...
    Onebellaheart Onebellaheart 36-40, F Aug 19

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    My back is killing me and I can't sleep!!
    Elwood1981 Elwood1981 31-35 6 Responses Aug 19

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    That's.. That's about it, I express myself through weird art
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T Aug 18

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    Negative people and bad situations can't have a hold on you if you make the decision to always look for the best in everything. There will always be argumentative people, but you...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    totally need more options! lol
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 17

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    It was a hard decision to ask my husband for a divorce after living with him for 14 years. I remember one day, I stopped crying in front of him and it never happened again. Every...
    Soossie Soossie 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I am new here and am not very good at writing, even though I do have a lot to say and have trouble organizing my words as a result. I have had trouble making and keeping friends my...
    tm193 tm193 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I really need your help, I know you all are strangers but please... I think I have aspergers, the things I do in my daily life isn't "normal" to others. first off hi, I'm Andrew...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Once, on a dating site, I came across an interesting profile of a guy who seemed sort of perfect for me. At least until I reached the last line of his introduction. He was listing...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I stutter when I talk, and sometimes I can't even talk at all. I have a hard time keeping eye contact. I back away when people get too close. My hands shake when i have to touch...
    padfootlives padfootlives 13-15, F Aug 15

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    This is a really long story, but I wanted to get out of my head. If no one reads it, at least I was able to put my thoughts and memories down. I have never been in a official...
    fluteplayer1519 fluteplayer1519 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    countless times...and now it's by the least expected person to do such a thing to me ..than Jk s a lit *****...go **** yourself
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    The hardest part is over...the remains are here though...and it is over those remains that I want to build a new world... a world of three people... We are two now in my world...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I am seriously the worst at making and keeping friends.
    Tessa95 Tessa95 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I just need some late night advice. I've been going to schools in my area for ever since I've been in school. So I know everyone. I've been through so much. In elementary school it...
    Mariexoll Mariexoll 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I want to straiten my hair, get my ears pierced, and other things... But I can't with the society we all live in today.
    INeedAFriend21 INeedAFriend21 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    It's how I roll. I was trying to explain this to my 19-yo daughter. She's frustrated that it seems like it's so difficult to make friends that actually behave like friends...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 12

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    come on i want teen gilrs too
    misscutiepie123 misscutiepie123 13-15, F Aug 11

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