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I Have a Hard Time Keeping Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 never really had a lot of friends. I had two close friends and one moved. I came to visit her with my fiance because we were looking to find a apartment at the time around her...
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    I'm proud to say my group of friends is very small. I only keep close friends, people I can trust who care about me in my life.
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    LanaKane LanaKane 70+, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Makes it difficult to trust your own judgement when someone you thought of as a friend, could turn on you so easily and viciously.
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 19

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    Any friend of mine that's trying to be negative is no friend of mine. Because if you're comparing my situation to your own life and how things would be in your life than you're not...
    taminglife taminglife 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Honestly when you're in a relationship and you're trying to get advice from the opposite sex that's NOT your significant other's friend I don't think the advice will ever be good...
    taminglife taminglife 22-25, F Jul 19

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    And I think everybody will betray me no matter what.
    yourcutelittlejo yourcutelittlejo 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I have a ton of acquaintances. I like them all, but there is a tight knit that I consider my true lifelong friends. We don't have to see each other every day, but when we do see...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I moved to a new place and i dont know anyone, i feel really weird talking to people these days because i spend a lot of time alone... so when i do meet new people at work or just...
    ackleholic ackleholic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I don't really have either. Sadly.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I just want to express how much I intensely care, but people always take it the wrong way. Why is that. Why don't people believe in me or how devoted I can be? I'm serious, because...
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M Jul 16

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