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I Have No Close Friends

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    I wonder if I'm too picky with my friends.

    I have acquaintances from various stages of my life but they are all too busy with family and work ( I am in my 50's) too do anything with me. The only time they want to see me is when they send out a mass invite on Facebook to events that everyone they know is invited to. No...
    dot1107 dot1107 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    The only friends I've ever "had",

    were kids whose moms had known my mom so we had the awkward "play date" simply because our moms wanted to talk so the kids had to as well. Now in high school I have some very fake friends who are all girls. Now this wouldn't be a problem apart from the fact that I am a boy so...
    fooyo fooyo 13-15, M Apr 20, 2014

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    Allot of people seem to know me

    and like me .small talk when I see them outside in malls or just near or sit together in class but most people always just say hi with little chat. it looks like I have allot of friends from others perspective or that I'm quite popular .in reality I have zero close friends! I...
    moko212 moko212 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I really wanted one but girls only I wanted

    someone to know me very well
    SexyLez101 SexyLez101 13-15, F Apr 25, 2014

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    Other than my soulmate I have no close friends.

    I missed out on so much because of invisible illnesses and I live in a fishbowl. Can't drive or work. Stuck in a house hoping to get my health back before I am yet another year older. I'm just wondering if there is anyone else in the same type of situation? If so we should be...
    Besillybeyou Besillybeyou 26-30, F Mar 17

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    There is a guy and girl I have known

    for about a year and a half now. We are really good friends, and I could tell them a lot of things but. I don't trust them enough to tell them other things. We live in different states, and I don't trust them completely with all my secrets. I want a friend I can completely trust...
    Iamstillstanding Iamstillstanding 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2014

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    The few friends I have aren't on a stable basis.

    .they don't invite me out, they don't text me first. No one seems to want me around and I don't want to push at it. Why would I force myself upon anyone. I am extremely lonely, I've felt this way so long and now that I've lost everything(job,car,girl,money,house), I have nobody...
    cainjo1994 cainjo1994 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    It sucks when you try to talk

    or text your friends and then nothing at all for days, feels like they only need me when they want something from me
    boots94 boots94 18-21, M Sep 10, 2014

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    I don't trust people.

    Not after what happened to me. Too many times I let fake friends tell me "I will be there for you" when it is all a LIE! Why do I even care for them when they just leave me. It's all her fault! She said she was my "best friend" then she left. She left so many memories in my head...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    since my best friends death almost 2 years ago,

    I have no close friends except my boyfriend. I have an insane fear that they will die and leave me hurting like I did when Kenzie was killed.
    MacKenzie2943 MacKenzie2943 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2014

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    why is there nobody in central iowa usa on here?

    ? I really want to have some kind of physical interaction soon. I can't find anyone remotely close to my area to go out with shop with something anything.
    transgirl28 transgirl28 26-30, T 1 Response Mar 2

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    Currently, I find myself with no friends.

    I have acquaintances, but no actual friends. I have drifted apart from most of the close friends I used to have. I made most of my friends when I was at university - I was very young, and a very different person. Because I was cripplingly shy and had quite a lonely childhood, I...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F Apr 18

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    When I feel down, I don't know

    who can I talk to. When I want to do something or go somewhere, I don't know who would be with me. I want a frd who really knows me and be with me when I need to be accompanied.
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I had two really close friends in HS

    but once we graduated (8 months ago) they seem to have forgotten about me. I knew we would drift apart cause of the seperate paths we're taking but it honestly really hurts that they still go hangout and have fun while I'm just part of their past.
    aquikay aquikay 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I am close to nobody in the entire world.

    Sometimes it doesn't bother me but lately I feel so lonely. I know it must be my fault I have no close relationships but I'm not sure what I can do about. I'm such an inconsistent person. Sometimes I have really great conversations with people and sometimes I'm extremely awkward...
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

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    hheellllookkiittttyy hheellllookkiittttyy 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I've never been good at making friends.

    I've never understood people. I have more 'friends' now than I ever have, mostly co-workers, but what I've learned is that everyone is two faced, and that no matter how much I do, how much I give, how much I care, how much I try, it's never enough for anyone. A few years back I...
    a68taurus a68taurus 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I think it's because I'm easily forgettable.

    I've tried to make close friends in school but everyone I've met has their own lives. I ask some of my classmates from my class out to lunch but they're all just way too busy. I wish I had a close friend to talk to about everything, it would be nice since I feel alone now that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22

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    Does anyone else occasionally feel like a loser

    being on this site? I guess I do sometimes. I used to be so good at making friends and keeping them lol.
    Lostradamus Lostradamus 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I Hardly Have Any Friends

    Sometimes when I go out for a walk or into the town and I see people with their friends I start to get upset. I have never had any proper friends No one to laugh with or cry on or anything I am always on my own, people complain I am on my mobile phone all the time but what else...
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    Someone To Talk To..

    I wished I had someone I could talk to when I'm sad. Just listen to me rant, don't have to say anything. Just be there. Someone that I can count on for anything really. But there isn't that someone.
    dancelikedynamite dancelikedynamite 22-25 1 Response Sep 19, 2013

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    Here i am ranting on this site,

    I never thought I'd do this. I am 19, going on 20 soon. I am a girl and I am currently attending university. My experiences is that ever since I was I was little I have never been able to make friends or strong bonds with people. I've had a few very close friends in the past but...
    waterstamp waterstamp 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23, 2014

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    Back Off

    The time and effort it takes to have a close friend is just too much.  You gotta listen to their problems and pretend like you care for what they have to say about the simplest of things like girl or guy trouble and the useless drama of everyday teens.  It's pointless...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    I'm 23 years old, and I have no friends.

    Acquaintances yes, but no close friends. I haven't hung out with someone I can call close or a good friend since early 2012. So I try and keep busy with work or school. I feel lonely.
    DarkGem DarkGem 22-25 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I turned 30 in the past week.

    Loads of people wished me happy birthday on Facebook. They wished me a great day, surrounded by loved ones, being spoilt. It was none of those things. I went to work, came home, ate, watched TV, went to bed, by myself. Everyone seems to just assume that I would have people...
    Sentiphant Sentiphant 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 17

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    They All Leave

    I thought close friends were supposed to have your back. But they all end up leaving in the end. Sure, I understand people change but there's no sense in being ridiculous about things. I've had 3 close friends in life, one 20+ years just stopped talking to me period. One 10...
    garfield82 garfield82 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I think my anger problem chased them away.

    My mom says I'm too blunt. I'll work on that, but I guess I need friends that don't **** me off with their neediness.
    kfg4279 kfg4279 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    So lately, I've had this best "friend"

    for a couple of years. But she is just so self obsessed ya'know? I try to make a conversation and it just leads back to her? It's always how she doesn't want a relationship but she's clearly desperate. Everything in our friendship is just competitive, weight, looks and even...
    ohcharliie ohcharliie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    Wow, this is a topic of interest among the

    masses. It seems that there are a lot of us with no friends or no close friends and yet here we all are. Too bad there isn't a coffee shop on here and we could sit and visit.....oh, we can. We just have to have timing and our own coffee. I am notorious for my sarcastic humor...
    BerthaMae BerthaMae 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    I get close to people,

    then I start to have my doubts, thinking they don't really care about me, I start needing reassurance but then I don't seem to be able to believe them..n then I end up pushing them away without meaning to, & then they all give up on me. I now have no one and it has been this way...
    ems177 ems177 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Never

    I feel I haven't had a close friend since I was little. In high school, I just became different than my friends and we started parting ways, and now I only hang out some of them every 6 six months or so, and I don't feel they enjoy it as much as I do. I don't like parties very...
    roguecitiz roguecitiz 18-21, F 15 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    I blame Facebook. It's like everyone I've ever

    known saw a racist post I made while drunk and high. I've been shunned ever since. I tried apologizing to black people but they just won't forgive me. How can one mistake just ruin my life like that? It's not like I hurt anybody. I swear, child rapists get more sympathy than I...
    seasonedspy seasonedspy 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    I have no close friends other

    than my boyfriend, and I've given up hope that I will ever have any. I try so hard to make friends with people. Unfortunately what tends to happen is that people either don't contact me by themselves or do so rarely. I'm a relatively quiet, introverted person, so maybe that puts...
    myhy myhy 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Superficial

    To say that I don't have any friends in the broad sense of the term would certainly be inaccurate.  There are several people out there that consider me (in some way, shape, or form) to be their "friend."  On the other hand---a real close friend is something I have not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    Nothing really else to say.

    I am lonely. depressed and would really like someone to take me in.
    RunawayTeen123 RunawayTeen123 18-21, F Apr 27, 2014

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    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F Aug 5, 2014

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    On close friends I'd say I have would be the

    people I've met here. I cherish and value there openess thoughtfulness and honesty. Honored to have had pleasure to know and meet them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23

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    Am I The Only One?

    Is it normal for a woman of 36 to not have any close friends? I cant remember the last time I had a really close friend, you know, someone that you can confide it and tell all your problems with and share the good times too. I think the last time I had a friendship like that I...
    Geneveve Geneveve 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Many Names But Never Remembered

    I have a huge list in my face book,  Yahoo messenger and email but rarely i get any reply from that huge list. Even though they are considered "friends" I still think it just a name plate to consider. Would a "friend" just remember your birthday just because it is just...
    MHInnocent MHInnocent 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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    I have lots of friends,

    but I feel like I don't have friends that I can share EVERYTHING with.
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    I Just Don't Know How

    I've never really had the chance to make close friends. As a kid I always moved around every 3-4 years since my mother was in the military. Now in college I'm not really sure how to make friends. People that I guess consider me a friend, I don't really consider them friends. They...
    xXStitchedxPoetXx xXStitchedxPoetXx 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    It Shatters A Person On The Inside

    I feel totally shattered right now! I know it's a combination of things It’s a culmination of many streams that have run to form this ocean (of tears?) I called my acquaintance /not so close friend just to talk, to hear someone who knows me To have a friendly voice take away...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 24 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    I Never Have Had Close Friends

    Hi everyone! I'm 20 years old and I have never had a close friend. The friends I have just seem to use me and take from me. I couldn't count on them for anything. Because of my personality I am a very giving person. My personality type is ISFJ if you know what that means. I will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Sadly this is true. As a kid,

    I had all these great friends. And that's how it was for a long time. Then everyone started getting best friends, except for me. I feel lonely, ya know? EVERYONE has a best friend in class, and I'm the odd one out. I have friends, they talk to me, but they're not too close. One...
    Soulsilver89 Soulsilver89 16-17, F 1 Response May 5, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    So here goes a long story. I'm a 20 year old guy (about to turn 21 in December). I have always gone through life being incredibly self-consious and lacking in confidence/self...
    Shah190 Shah190 22-25 48 mins ago

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    I never really had a lot of friends. I had two close friends and one moved. I came to visit her with my fiance because we were looking to find a apartment at the time around her...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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