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I Have No Close Friends

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    Chance Of Friendship For Teenagers

    listen up, its really hard to be a teenager these days and this goes out to those teens with no friends as either a result of bullying or underdeveloped social skills or whatever. im quite lonely as well and am looking to make new friends. so anyone out there that isn't...
    ebonyparrish ebonyparrish 16-17, T Apr 13, 2013

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    A Life In The Shade.

    Hi everyone! I too have no close friends. I've spent most of my life (I'm 40yrs old) like this. When I was a kid in school I never had friends cos I was bullied all the time. As an adult, the people I've met who I considered friends, over time have moved away, and we've lost...
    laserena laserena 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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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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    Damn I need them to .

    . . What I want mre than anything is to talk to someone about my depression but unfortunately I've never had any close friends. My feelings always just choke me from the inside. When I was a kid my "best friend" treated me badly. Here I am with two years of my life gone to...
    Raptorpsychologist Raptorpsychologist 18-21, M Feb 2

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    Wellllp Im Done Tryin'..

    it sucks never having anyone to talk to. to actually talk to.to open your mouth and have noise come out and to have someone else actually hear and comprehend it? sounds like a dream come true.its not that im miserable. because im not.im just alone.and going mad.i talk to my dogs...
    sunspotss sunspotss 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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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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    I Don't Know What To Do Anymore

    I believe I am a friendly person, yet I have no close friends like those that drop in for a visit, call to arrange a night out or for a chat. I try to be open and friendly to people but I don't get anywhere. I feel like I am ostracized a lot and I am so depressed about the...
    joey21 joey21 31-35 1 Response Oct 11, 2010

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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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    I Feel So Alone All The Time.

    I am 55 and although I have friends, I don't have any close friends. I have no family at all either, so it is like a double blow. There is noone at all in my corner. The only person I can be myself with is my therapist. I feel that I have to hide most of what I really think and...
    Fran54 Fran54 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    Haven't Had A Close Friendship Since High School

    Although I'm married, I really don't have many close girlfriends that I can talk to. I love my husband but I can't expect him to fulfill all my social needs. I really need a good girlfriend, only have had a couple in my life time but since I graduated high school I haven't talked...
    karennks03 karennks03 26-30, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Too Many Burnt (or Neglected) Bridges

    I guess I shouldn't feel too bad.  I'm married with kids, have an extended family that loves me, my wife and I hang out with other couples often and I've had plenty of  buddies over the last several years.  But I have no real, close friends.  No one who really gets me that I...
    JeremyKS1 JeremyKS1 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2012

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    I Have Never Had A Close Friend

    This group seems to fit me well....ahem. I have no real friends, no close friends and I have never had any either. Nor schoolmates nor my parents have ever really known what's on my mind. I have never really had any confidence in someone, or maybe not in myself, because I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Umm Yeah Im New To This

    i have no close friends, never did. i feel like im missing out on my teenage years by not doing anything. i just sit at home all day and watch TV or use the computer. not very exciting. i know ppl at school but we dont talk or hang out afterschool. i can hardly bring up a...
    justagirl001 justagirl001 16-17 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    My Best Friend Moved to the Other Side of the Country and Now I Have No Real Friends...

    I miss him so much and the trouble is I am female but I have the worst time connecting with other girls. I haven't had female friends in 5 or 6 years now and I feel awkward around women, every close female friend I've had has eventually alienated me. I like having guy friends but...
    mariefurio mariefurio 26-30, F Apr 12, 2008

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    I Don't Get It.

    It seems to me that everyone has an excuse not to go anywhere, not to lunch, a movie, etc. Always too busy. I find out that they went to a movie, lunch dinner, etc.
    jpearl66 jpearl66 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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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 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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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...
    wonderlustdreamer wonderlustdreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    Well, I Thought I Had Friends.....

    I'm fifteen and I am that kind of girl that hides her life and sometimes speaks out loud, but she is made fun of and ignored. Today on Facebook, the one who I thought was my best friend stabbed me in the back and called me an A** just because I had a grammatical argument with...
    LovesElvisAndFrenchHorn LovesElvisAndFrenchHorn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Moving, Divorce Left Me With No Close Friends

    I have moved a lot around the world and lost contact with some of the closest friends I have had. I moved back home to Canada and my husband abused me for years. I lost any friends I had because I always had to cancel plans because I had a small child and he would purposefully...
    prettyjj prettyjj 41-45, F Oct 1, 2013

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    No Friends Yet!

    I never have had any really close friends. I am very much in love with my husband, and we have a wonderful son. I just don't have any close friends. I see people on facebook that have all of these close friends in pictures and I woder what is wrong with me. I try to be a friendly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Chance Of Friendship For Teenagers

    listen up, its really hard to be a teenager these days and this goes out to those teens with no friends as either a result of bullying or underdeveloped social skills or whatever. im quite lonely as well and am looking to make new friends. so anyone out there that isn't...
    ebonyparrish ebonyparrish 16-17, T Apr 13, 2013

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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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    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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    I'm Pregnant And Have No Friends

    I'm four months pregnant and live on the opposite side of the country from my family (family who never visits) I have two friends who live far away but none in my area and I haven't been able to make any for years. I do have a wonderful partner but he can't be everything to me. I...
    rastabear rastabear 31-35, F Nov 18, 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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    Been thinking about my life

    after being ditched twice in one day. I realized that all of the people I count as my closest friends are either using me for something or just act the part whenever I'm around. Hopefully that will change someday soon.
    R4y2a0n R4y2a0n 18-21, M Dec 11, 2013

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    I had one, but I threw it away to get high.

    Everyone tells you not to get into drugs, but I never listened. Realized too late so now I'm stuck feeling so awkward around people I used to be so close to. I took the wrong path, but just like the good friends they are they welcomed me back into the group. I've been gone too...
    CDPlayer1 CDPlayer1 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I Can Never Keep Friends, And Don't Feel I Deserve Them.....

    It's hard to describe, but I feel that I can't truly connect with anyone. I wish I could and almost did once in love, but that's another story. As far as friends go, my life is a revolving door of 'best friends'. I have never been the type of person to have a large group of...
    Dluvs Dluvs 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    Still In High School

    i have no close friends. i just feel so lonely sumtimes. i get my mind off of it. i just have no one to share things with. i  feel so alone i feel like crying
    jeann jeann 16-18, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    I honestly have no close friends anymore.

    Seems like things changed after leaving high school. Then I started working and made a few new friends but we all went our separate ways. Now I really don't have any friends. It's kinda sad lol but it's the truth.
    Itsamberrr Itsamberrr 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Re: Before Ep

    I don't have close friends. Now I have few close friends after  I register into this site. You know who you are. I won't name them.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7, 2008

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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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    I Have No Close Friends

    I always end up getting close to people, and then I end up shutting them out. I really don't know why I tend to do this. I feel like they just don't care, even if they really, really do. It's miserable. Currently, I'm friendless.
    potatoesarehappy potatoesarehappy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    Wished I Had A Best Friend!

    I am very sad since a few weeks. I wished I'd find a friend to talk to, to share things with. It's really hard for me to trust people, I am often shy. It makes me sad to see that others have BFF's while I have no one.
    LonesomeGal LonesomeGal 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 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 19 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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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 Never Had A Close Friend

    I never had a close friend Or a good friend Or a best friend Or even a friend that showed that they are my friend And I probably never will But I do have people who show that they aren't my friend I still consider them friends Always have, probably always will
    JWB1 JWB1 13-15, M Apr 30, 2013

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    I Just Do Not Have Any Friends I Can Rely On...

    im  a college student with a good part time job... i have moved around my whole life and just now i come to realize that i  absolutely hate the fact that i have no close friends.. none! no one to rely on... im so exhausted of always tyring to be sooo nice and sweet to...
    idonothaveclosefriends idonothaveclosefriends 22-25 4 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    I wish I had friends I can always talk to

    and that'll be there for me, I feel so alone and I know school is supposed to be for your education but man I am so alone, I have "associates" you feel me...😔 it's not a diverse school either, it's 90% Hispanic Mexican or whatever and 10% everything else...anyone wanna be my...
    YouCantHangWithUs YouCantHangWithUs 13-15, F Apr 14

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    Not 1

    Not 1, not anymore.  Outside of our collective family, I do not have any friends.  No other woman that I could call up and say go shopping or out to lunch.  I wish I did.  At one time, I did, but it has been about 24 years since we have spoken.  In that time, I have kept...
    JustAnotherMother JustAnotherMother 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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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

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    For some reason I can't make guy friends

    and I'm a guy. Looking back at my life I used to have a lot. In high school I only had a couple guy friends, and now I literally have none. It sucks because I always stay inside and I have no one to call "my boys," Don't get me wrong I'm a really cool dude, but for some reason I...
    Experiencezzzz Experiencezzzz 18-21, M Apr 1

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    Hedgehog's Dilemma, Sort of

    It's not a problem with the people around me, but a problem with me, because they can all get close to each other. I meet acquaintances, some who become 'friends' but they are superficial friendships. Even friendships over years remain superficial. Some people I know regard...
    Scarlet Scarlet 19-21, F 5 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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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 3 days ago

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    Mostly because I don't let anyone become close

    to me, that and I'm extreme shy. I tell people a small sliver about myself, just enough to think they know me. They no nothing about me, and I like it that way. (If I think I'm getting too close and personal with someone, I'm most likely to push them away) I don't actually...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I thought when I came to uni I'd make

    so many friends but of course it never turned out like I imagined and now I'm almost at the end of my degree and I don't have a single close friend. I sometimes think about how much time goes by where I don't even say a word because there's nobody to listen to, I once heard a...
    cd2014 cd2014 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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...
    haileybean89 haileybean89 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Am Socially Retarded

    I hate to use such a term but I don't know how else to describe it. I have no social life. At all. In real life I have not a single friend. I don't know how to make one or keep a potential friend. I do not have the knowledge of how to make and keep friends. I remember my mother...
    vicarious1 vicarious1 36-40, F 18 Responses Oct 30, 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...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 25 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I have a crap ton of acquaintances, but no close friends. :/ it sucks and I'd pull some people close if i weren't so afraid. I don't mean to downgrade them or anything but they...
    dessertqueen dessertqueen 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Interestingly, I seem to have both. A few close friends and many acquaintances. However, in those many acquaintances there are a few that I'd like to become closer with in...
    IamMarah IamMarah 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Acquaintances can be good. It's nice to be able to wave and say hello to someone when you occasionally see them out in public. It's nice to have a connection with someone no...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F Mar 29

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    I'm getting so annoyed! I have friends, and they're very sweet respectful and loyal ... But they lack one thing I'm looking for.. And that's availability! Like wtf, I would LOVE...
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have a tendency to not let people in . And the few that do are very close to me . I don't have me close friends . I have slit of friends but not many actually get to see me...
    Sillygirll Sillygirll 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I prefer to have a few close friends that I can trust and know will be there for me. I've seen too many people, desperate to not be alone, surround themselves with superficial...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Well not that