I Have a Hard Time Making Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 465 People

    I transfered to a new school.

    Our seat is arranged by our surname. Girl boy, girl boy. So my seatmate is a boy. At first we must write the schedule, etc. I am writing other things like boring etc. Then he saw my notebook then I gave him a begging look not to say to our teacher. So the next day he's absent...
    Mingukie Mingukie
    18-21, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    I just recently acquired a new job & it FREAKIN

    SUCKS. No one there acknowledges me. I throw myself out there & try to be nice & find things in common with my co-workers, but nothing seems to work. I just moved six hours away from my home town so i don't know anyone here except for my boyfriend who lives with me. I just want...
    OpinionatedWords OpinionatedWords
    18-21, F
    Apr 25, 2014

    Friends? Not!

    I can't explain why, but I can't make friends. I don't know if I'm not interesting, if I am annoying, or if I just am too shy. My sister has always told me that ppl think I am stuck up. But that's not true. I do have a hard time making conversation, and I'm not very...
    industriousbee industriousbee
    51-55
    1 Response Aug 1, 2009

    Story Of My Life

    What can I say?  I have never had many friends.  I had one or two close friends in grade school who eventually drifted away.  Same for middle school, same for high school.  I never made any close friends in college.  I met my boyfriend in college, but he's the only one.  I...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    I find it terribly difficult to move to a "new"

    town in my twenties and meet people. All I really do with my time is work full time. Ugh
    cel1015 cel1015
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2014
    aanand1997 aanand1997
    18-21, M
    Mar 9, 2015

    Hard To Connect With People

    I am hoping writing this will make me feel a little better about myself. I'm sorry - it's pretty long but I'm getting it all out!! I've started a new job. I'm a very friendly, nice person so I get on well with everyone when I see them. I work mainly alone so at break time, I don...
    Elmoo Elmoo
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 9, 2011

    Do I Need More?

    I have few but very valuable friends. i cant say i'm choosy with friends, i'm just looking for like-minded people, regardless male or female. Once i find them i make an extra effort to keep them close. I'm a very loyal friend too. Thats why i have friends from high school even...
    nicorley nicorley
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2007

    Why Don't People Like Me?

    I have lived in Bradenton, FL, for 2 years now and have absolutely NO FRIENDS!  I have tried to make friends through my sons playgroup, at the YMCA, etc.  My husband is from here and has many friends but I always feel like I don't belong to their...
    Iwant2fitin Iwant2fitin
    22-25
    Jan 16, 2009

    Making and keeping friends.

    ....big problem for me. I have trust issues with people, so imagine how difficult it is to give those a chance that seem like they genuinely want to be my friend. Still, I recognize, I have to let my guard down just a little if I want to make friends. But it seems, every time I...
    GirlWithADangerousMind GirlWithADangerousMind
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2014

    It's sad to say i'm 25 years old

    and I have a hard time making friends. I think I only have 4 people at most. The rest of the people I knew were old high school people who turned into nothing more than place holders on facebook.
    beyondreach89 beyondreach89
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    More Like Girl Friends Haha

    I'm just on a roll tonight lol. I really love meeting new people, even though I claim to be shy, I am truly passionate about getting to know someone and making them feel comfortable around me. Trust me, I've heard it all-I am not one to judge one's personality. I've experienced...
    Elysiaaa Elysiaaa
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    It makes me nervous, sometimes,

    how there are so little moments in my life where I feel like I really connect with someone that I want to be friends with, or maybe one of my friends has introduced me to. I feel like I always make a great first impression, but after they get to know me there's this strange wall...
    beckmonet beckmonet
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    Funny thing i know alot of people i woyld call

    my friends but as i sit back and look i think there just using me to watch there kids ,clean there house ,but when it comes to hanging out nothing .i ask hey come over hang out and no responses til like a day later..i dont know i am the nicest person ever .dont know whats wrong...
    19greeneyes76 19greeneyes76
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    Why Don't People Like Me?

    I have lived in Bradenton, FL, for 2 years now and have absolutely NO FRIENDS!  I have tried to make friends through my sons playgroup, at the YMCA, etc.  My husband is from here and has many friends but I always feel like I don't belong to their...
    Iwant2fitin Iwant2fitin
    22-25
    Jan 16, 2009

    The reason y is I talk too mush

    and im too emotional and it's easy making friend on ep because they don't know about me at school I'm the quite kid but if **** me off u had to do something bad and I'm shy
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    Sep 14, 2014

    Lonely/Can'T Make Friends/Only Friend Is Boyfriend

    **main point** I'm tired of not having any real friends (except my boyfriend) meanwhile I treat them right and give them nothing but my honesty and loyalty. I could very well be like the people they stick to and talk about their secrets as my source of gossip but I'm not like...
    thatgirl63 thatgirl63
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2013

    Hello all. I haven't written on this site in a

    long time. But here I am again. I moved far away from home 2 years ago. At home, I had some sort of support system. I had friends, even though we've lost contact since. I wasn't lonely at least. Ever since I moved away from home, I've been very lonely. Feeling very rejected...
    whatsername whatsername
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2014

    It is only because, I cannot hear

    that good, so I miss out with so much, during conversations, with people. I have never been good with socializing with groups of people, that I do not know. I live in Las Vegas, and there are so many social clubs out there, 24/7, but I do not know anyone that I can relate to...
    lonelyanddivorced lonelyanddivorced
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    I am certainly at a loss.  I seem to end up in the same place time after time and the only common denominator is me. Folks, I can't seem to make a friend to save my life.  I looked back at the 3 jobs I have held for the past 12 years and at each location I was odd man...
    Congress Congress
    41-45
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2009

    I Just Don't Get It

    I've always understood why I didn't have a lot of friends.  I have always had trust issues and didn't trust myself enough to be a good friend, so of course I never expected anyone to be a good friend to me.  Kind of like, you get what you get.  I've always...
    autovon autovon
    41-45
    1 Response May 15, 2010

    Something I Struggle With Everyday

    Iam not going to say that i hate my life, i don't. Im just beginning to love my life and myself. But sometimes i panic because i look around and don't see any one who truly cares. I have one really close friend and a boyfriend that i love, but i can't help but just want more...
    mattie123 mattie123
    18-21, F
    Oct 12, 2010

    If you only ever send me "hi how are you"

    you're just sendin me what 100+ guys send me all the time and I probably have a hard time finding you interesting. It really bothers me when guys send that over and over and over I literally always respond "I'm great." Please quit ittttt
    alexxxxx96 alexxxxx96
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    Often times it seems like there is no one else

    like me around. My boyfriend says that we just live in an area filled with ********, but it does not change the fact that I do not have many friends. The few friends I have I am not very close to. I love to laugh, but I'm not a huge fan of dirty jokes. I love comics, but I can...
    torilynn42 torilynn42
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2014

    Again, This Is Like My Answer ...

    Again, this is like my answer to the, "Do you have a hard time saying No?" question. I used to be devastatingly shy, but I've grown into myself and am much more confident about who I am. I find it much easier these days to talk to just about anyone. I care much less...
    MindDiva MindDiva
    41-45, F
    Feb 14, 2007

    People can be scary to talk to.

    I feel too awkward to make new friends :/
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 14

    Sometimes I just don't know what to say to

    start a conversation and am afraid of rejection
    Gian422 Gian422
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    Ever since I was little I always found myself

    in the background. I have a twin sister who is extremely outgoing and fun and I, as an introvert, was always pushed into the background. I would make friends, be really friendly, but they always ended up being my sister's friends instead of mine. I'm the type of person who is...
    kintsukuroi42 kintsukuroi42
    22-25, F
    Mar 7

    What I've Noticed About Making Friends

    One of the things I've noticed is that people get very cliquish as they get older. I don't understand that. I can understand if you have your core of friends but why limit yourself? What's wrong with meeting a different person and having a different set of friends? I don't think...
    AS1984 AS1984
    22-25
    1 Response Mar 19, 2009

    I try so hard to make friends,

    to keep my friends and get along with them. For as long as I've known, I've barely had any since I moved here 19 years ago. Before, I had TONS of friends who would always want to be around me. Now, all I really have are acquaintances who I talk to every now and then but don't...
    BellsproutDigsIt BellsproutDigsIt
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2014

    I have been hanging out in a group of 3

    for about 2 months every other day. recently it's gotten kinda hard to be friends with one of them. her boyfriend is manipulative and I feel like he's taking her away from friends and family. she canceled our beach trip due to him wrecking his car and her paying for it. or she's...
    scarletstylist94 scarletstylist94
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    I have no been honest to myself.

    Im having lots of mind blocks right now I want to be happy again
    monatonie monatonie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    From the time of my birth I ha...

    From the time of my birth I have always had difficulty making friends.  At first it was because I wasn't correctly socially educated or adjusted.  You figure that if a child grows up in a family of teenage boys and middle aged women, then there's going to be a small...
    theophania theophania
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2007

    Alone

    Besides my boyfriend, I rarely talk to anyone or leave the house, so of course it's nearly impossible for me to make friends. I feel very stuck in my shell, afraid of being rejected and ridiculed, and so I keep my mouth shut and hide myself from others. I'm getting a little...
    annabelle37 annabelle37
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013

    Just Me

    I have a tough time making friends. I am usually shy around people. My mind just goes blank, when someone talks to me. However, in rare cases, I talk to people.Unfortuntly, people seemed uninterested in what I say. They shove me around, or walk away. Some people just bullies me...
    dave0903 dave0903
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2010

    My Life

    Since, I was a little girl I had trouble making friends, cause I was afraid that they wouldn't like me, or blow me of. I always have to fight for attention. People only pay attention to me when they want something from me, but it's not always like that. Not only I have trouble...
    BiaRal14 BiaRal14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2010

    I think it's because I had this one friend

    who ruined the idea of friendship for me. She was just an awful person
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Mar 9
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