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I Have No Close Friends

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    It Shatters A Person On The Inside

    I feel totally shattered right now! I know it's a combination of things Itโ€™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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    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...๐Ÿ˜” 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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    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 3 Responses Aug 25

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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

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    Too Many Burnt (or Neglected) Bridges

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

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    Nothing really else to say.

    I am lonely. depressed and would really like someone to take me in.
    RunawayTeen123 RunawayTeen123 16-17, F Apr 27

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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

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 24 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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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 2 Responses Apr 27

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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

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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 3 Responses Jan 8

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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 really wanted one but girls only I wanted

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

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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 6 days ago

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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 Aug 7

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response May 5

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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 6 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I really like the idea of having a real close friends all over the world who cares about me and have a friendly talk every time we chat.i believe friendship can last forever , we...
    denez denez 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    I really want to create friendships, I'm a teenager. I should have close friends, people to go out with, or talk about our problems. I'm always alone. It's sucks. ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ’•
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    I was born in Southern California and when I was one and half we moved to Canada so we could be with my family. When I was in Canada I had thousands of friends and five really...
    Allallalla Allallalla 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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