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I Have No Close Friends

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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, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response 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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    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 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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    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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    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 22-25, M Feb 2, 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 12, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2014

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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 24 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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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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    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 2 days ago

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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 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 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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    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 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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    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F Aug 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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...
    JeannieInAChampagneBottle JeannieInAChampagneBottle 18-21, F Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, F Apr 14, 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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    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.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M Feb 23

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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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