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I Have a Hard Time Keeping Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 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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    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 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 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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    Being an only child I've always have been quiet ...but I'm sociatable , I mean once you get to knoew me I'm awesome ..I just don't know how to put myself out there I guess
    sfvfvfvfsvfs sfvfvfvfsvfs 22-25, F Mar 10

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    As I've gotten older (I'm almost 40), I have noticed it gets harder and harder to meet new people. My old friends have sort of moved on with their own lives. As I get older I...
    BigHryRomeo BigHryRomeo 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When your bestfriend turns into your worse nightmare!😭
    aanand1997 aanand1997 16-17, M Mar 9

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    I don't have any problem keeping your secret as many as i have in life!!
    alexiswcd alexiswcd 56-60, T Mar 9

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    Growing up I had (and to some extinct still do) protective helicopter parents. I feel the only reason that justifies that behavior from them is that I was born a preemie. But I...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've had my share of hard times, and there's a lot of hard time music out there to help you through anything. In fact Bob Dylan has a song called "Hard Times"
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I would... although l have many acquaintances and enjoy chatting with them, like others l have a few close friends, whom l can discuss anything with, no holds barred...you know who...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    Especially recently. I keep so much inside that i have a hard time not being closed off. And most recently by boyfriend. I told him i think i might be depressed, and he asked why...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm having a hard time because I have one mean jealous streak and I hate when I'm out and other women stares at my boyfriend it drives me insane I get so angry it's no way near...
    Flowergirlx Flowergirlx 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    aren't we all having a hard time right now, life is just not easy
    babyCakes327 babyCakes327 16-17, F Mar 18

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    This is a long post so prepare accordingly.There's so much to tell that I'm not sure where to start. I'm not sure my story will receive as much attention as I require, either, or...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I am trying my HARDEST not to Cut. I hate waking up every morning. But my mom comes in and forces me to get up. Now shes mad again today. Yelling and screaming at me, i just am...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    torn between my sons and my love he does so much for us yet they dont recognize this I dont think either party really cares that this is killing me inside we have so many other...
    missy5414 missy5414 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't make friends easily, it takes me a long time to get to know somebody and call him or her my friend. I have some friends but I'm still kind of lonely, I would like to meet...
    GalacticMermaid GalacticMermaid 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    *This is going to be a long post, so please bear with me, thanks :-) So, I have had a bit of a dilemma the last few months and would like some advice. I have had this friend, a...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always get bummed or sad for no reason. Like just out of No where my mood will change, my step dad says its just cuz I'm becoming a teenager. If there's a sad song playing I...
    SleepIsLife321 SleepIsLife321 13-15, F Mar 17

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    I have never really been able to have friends because I was never allowed to hang out with anybody and I was never allowed to go outside of my house alone are certainly not go down...
    LonerToMost84 LonerToMost84 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I have always been the person people talk to when they need to unload. I have no interest in telling tales or sharing rumors. Finding someone trustworthy to share hidden thoughts...
    Matt60053 Matt60053 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    The party last night was a great opportunity for me to make new friends here in Paris, guys I know from the gym, who are friendly but not really friends. Among them is a guy named...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F a week ago

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    It becomes an issue when even those friends disappear. I don't know what to think....he said I'm too good looking for him got emotional and left me blinking at my screen. I told...
    Vampyria Vampyria 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    So I have been taking to this guy for a little over a year now and in the beginning everything seemed to be going great. you know how everyone starts out talking every day and all...
    erinnicole03 erinnicole03 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm ready for the friendship portal to open. This portal has been in occlusion for a very long time now. It has come quite clear to me that I can manifest people of a synergistic...
    VigilantC VigilantC 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Take time to realize, That your warmth is crashing down on in. Take time to realize, That I am on your side. Didn't I, didn't I tell you? But I can't spell it out for you. No, it...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    i get irritatated easily,pissed quick and wont hesitate to knoock someone over the head when feeling angry any little thing make me want to hurt someone if only i could find away...
    sweetwitchy sweetwitchy 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I can only stay strong for so long until it's finally time to let go and close doors.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Music always helped me get through all the tough times in life.
    Nyusha Nyusha 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    She had ovarian cancer she didn't live very long after her diagnosis. Did not have the chance to see her before she passed. I live in another state and regret not coming to see...
    jm6812 jm6812 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    lately every thing is a struggle. Every inch of my body hurts and every inch of my soul aches. I am so sad like I have never been before and it is so lonely in my world today. I...
    dontexpect2much dontexpect2much 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 9

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    My friends apparently don't care how depressed I get, hpw much I cry, how miserable I am, how I am falling apart and they don't seem to care, and for like a day they act like they...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 12

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    i have beautiful grandchildren. one may be milano so what it ****** me right off that my boyfriend thinks its ok to call her half breed. shes 2 and shes precious and shes a full...
    DeAnnsharon DeAnnsharon 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    But many have. Pows. And others.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I don't understand why u have grown so cold and indifferent towards me. I don't deserve it and it hurts. I want to be there for u but I don't know how anymore. I guess I ain't good...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    OK I have talked to a lot of people...on line or in "real life," that fit into the category of acquaintances. I have only a few people in my life right now that I can actually...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    coz sometimes having too many acquaintances makes our world so little but having few true friends makes our world alive
    aloneme79 aloneme79 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Unfortunately i have both. Friends who heal me. And others who guilt me to help.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Really it's all I desire. My only true friends are on here. Wish had local ones also. Only have one aqaintance but they just seem to use me. Take it day by day.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    I wish my buddy would have remained closer, truer ... he's into having all kinds of friends. I seek loyalty. where is it in the people I meet?
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15