I Have a Hard Time Keeping Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    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

    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
    1 Response May 30, 2012

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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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