I Have No Close Friends

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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
    hheellllookkiittttyy hheellllookkiittttyy
    16-17, F
    Dec 31, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2015

    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

    What is a close friend?

    What does that entail? I have two close friends at the moment. A "close friend" to me is someone that I don't have to hide my true feelings... well, okay, sometimes I have to. But they are the ones that I run to when I feel lonely. Keep in mind these are both women. They...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    Dec 18, 2015

    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
    Feb 23, 2015

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2014
    sisi19 sisi19
    18-21, F
    Aug 5, 2014

    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
    Nov 19, 2013

    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 2, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    I am 16. Very friendly,

    weird (who isnt) i love reptiles and fish. I love hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. I have a small group of friends but no close friend. I just want one but no one ever really wants to hang out. I am kinda on the outside of the group. I want a friend that will always be their...
    lacybro lacybro
    18-21, M
    Aug 16, 2015

    Friends now seem like a phenomenon

    that happens to other people. All my friends were from high school and took law. I did too but I failed second year and now I feel too embarrassed to talk to them. I am now working up the courage to ask them out to coffee. They are great people but my self esteem is so low that...
    SIP94 SIP94
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 20

    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

    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

    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

    I really wanted one but girls only I wanted

    someone to know me very well
    SexyLez101 SexyLez101
    16-17, F
    Apr 25, 2014

    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
    Aug 7, 2014

    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

    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
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 19, 2013

    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

    Nope, nada, zilch, none just me myself

    and I but unfortunately it gets lonely sometimes
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 27

    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
    21 Responses Jul 22, 2010

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    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, 2015

    So, 10 years ago I moved 300 miles away from

    the area I grew up in, to go back to school. I met plenty of new people, had roommates, had a few different jobs as I made my way through school, even volunteered at the school to tutor some of the others in my classes. I had no trouble getting A's in all of my classes, and have...
    lazerblade01 lazerblade01
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    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

    You know growing up I would think I would have

    close friends I could rely on but that hasn't happened. I'm in college and I have "friends" but I feel like I'm always excluded. I just want meet someone who I could be true pals with, but in guess time I guess.
    helpfulhoneybee helpfulhoneybee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 12

    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

    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, 2015

    I think that's it for me.

    I will never have a friend that will listen and be there!
    byenewman byenewman
    46-50, M
    Oct 10, 2015

    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
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    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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