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I Have a Hard Time Keeping Friends

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    but I seem to be a magnet for them !!!!!!!!!!!
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    So first he says that it's ok, if I don't send a picture, then gets uppity when I say no. Earlier on, he acted as if I had verbally attacked him, when all I was saying that I wasn...
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    AlphaGoat AlphaGoat 31-35, M Jan 27

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    My friend ignores me all the time to talk to her other friend so i guess she not really my friend.
    KYasmin KYasmin 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I don't have much patience for people who look for attention to the extreme. There are several peoppe on here, who I've blocked simply for that reason. At first, I usually trust...
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    Things that you say and do make you seem like a dipsh*t. thinking doesnt hurt. you should try it.
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