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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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    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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    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 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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    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 Mar 26

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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 Mar 22

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    a lot have offered me their company.. a lot have tried to mke friends.. a lot have i listened to.. and a lot have asked me to trust them.. it is hard for me to lean on fragile...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I've always had a hard time expressing myself and when others who are close to me say that they love me or what-not, I just feel really awkward. I have that one friend who will say...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F Apr 4

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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 Mar 28

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    I always find it hard to express my feelings to other people. When I think about why I'm sad or hurt in my head I feel like man that's going to sound really silly out loud to...
    Jasmine992 Jasmine992 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 18-21, 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 Responses Mar 29

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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 Mar 26

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    Fewer Friends - But Like My Fingers, I Can Count On Them! I guess it was our itinerant up-bringing that broke me away from social circles. From the time I started kindergarten...
    EverreadyRabbit EverreadyRabbit 61-65, M Apr 9

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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 Mar 25

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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 Mar 26

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    Last night I went out with my best friend and another friend, and we met up with some other guys who I know but wouldn't exactly say I'm friends with. Now those guys keep texting...
    DespicableMind DespicableMind 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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 Mar 25

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    Cause they're usually end up falling in love with me and it ruins the friendship.
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    If this is you follow my tips! This is my experience and tips: So this is bacically when your first starting high school in year 7 or it can be for anything really. So I remember...
    FriendshipQ FriendshipQ 13-15, F Apr 10

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    See I do agree with this... but then i don't because sometimes a few close friends aren't there.. and then your left with just yourself. I would rather have a lot of people to turn...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    She was my friend in 8th grade. I had a friend that put a dress in my purse. I didn't even know it was in there until the security guard stopped me when the lights went on. I was...
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99 22-25, F 3 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 Mar 22

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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 Mar 24

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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 Mar 28

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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 Mar 28

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    Always have and probably always will. I find it extremely difficult, hard, and awkward...
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i get super nervous when talking to people that its hard for me to look them in the eye.
    kaylee13 kaylee13 13-15, F 2 days ago

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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 Mar 24

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    Music always helped me get through all the tough times in life.
    RestlessDream RestlessDream 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Okay Im pretty much done with my friends. Like seriously I am really upset. I have always been the one to text my friends first so I decided it was their turn. It's been two weeks...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    After getting hit by a car that I talked about in my other post, it left me with a lot of problems mentally and physically but I start from the top. When I was in the hospital at...
    Jakep99 Jakep99 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Language is a powerful tool. It affects the way we think and talk and interact with others. Sometimes I wonder about living in a world without language though, and how that might...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    But many have. Pows. And others.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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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 Mar 25

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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 Mar 26

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