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I Have No Friends

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    Lonely.

    Apart from the four friends I've made in the last year online, I have no "real life" friends. I've never been one to have a whole group of friends, only a few, but I lost those when I left school due to bullying in 2009. They weren't genuine nor did they really care about me as a...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 61 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    I feel tired, anxious,

    and want someone to talk to. I looked through contact list and friends in Facebook. There was no one to talk to (without worrying about possible consequences). I better pay $100 to a shrink to listen to me.
    Eugene214 Eugene214 26-30, F Feb 7

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    I Pretend That I'm Friends With The Authors Of

    The Books I Read. I Pretend That They Care About Me Even If All They're Doing Is Giving Me A Story, A World, A Life Lesson, Or A Simple Laugh To Keep The Shadows At Bay. A Find Heartwrenching Books Easier To Deal With Than Some People.
    Gabster27 Gabster27 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Never have been that girl.

    Just pretended...and now it's showing more than ever...that I'm not.
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 Feb 9

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    Well the person I considered to be the closest

    thing to a best friend is having a baby and I didn't know. Sigh.. Sometimes I really regret leaving my hometown. If I hadn't I'd still be close to the only friends I have.
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I have a friend, who I want to be my best

    friend. In fact I am a person that does not talk and laugh a lot. I get bored for little things. I live in my mind and think a lot. But I really want to have a best friend. I have tried to much to be his best friend. I have consider him my friend. For example: I dine out with my...
    andandi andandi 22-25, M Feb 8

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    Friends Betray...

    I've only ever experienced betrayal from friends, so I choose to no longer have any, and I'm happier that way.  My best friend slept with, and got pregnant by, my husband.  That was the last straw.  Because she wasn't the first.  I'd lost boyfriends to...
    aranarose aranarose 31-35 192 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    So now...do I just act like a *****?

    Never has been me but that's what people like nowadays... Negativity. They like people that make them feel bad.
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 Feb 9

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    Friendless

    Regardless of the fact that I think I am a good person, and help others when I can, I find that no one wants to return the favor.  I am continually overlooked and just plain left out.  People at work have even commented that I just assumed I had friends in the workplace...
    Zvezda Zvezda 41-45, F 15 Responses May 4, 2007

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    I Am a Grown Woman With No Friends . . .

    In a short while I will be 31 years old and I have no friends. If I had to ask someone for help at this very moment, there is no one I could call. However, I know lots of people on both professional and personal levels but not a single individual from these groups EVER...
    WynsomeGreen WynsomeGreen 31-35, F 126 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    I have no friends. No fake friends.

    No kind of friends. No best friends. No "lets go shopping" friends. No one to console me when I cant talk to my husband about something... I dont even have family that I am close to. Dont talk to my mom, and dad doesnt talk to me because I dont talk to her. I miss having friends...
    HarborLove HarborLove 22-25, F 15 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    hopeless1012 hopeless1012 18-21, F 44 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    I don't have any friends

    because I am different because I have Asperger so all of my friends didn't what to be friends with me anymore
    paul642 paul642 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I have no person that I can talk to

    and unload to. I want someone who I can make plans with when ever and just be able to hang out and get along with out it being forced. I would like if I could find someone with similar interests and similar humour. I'm fed up feeling like I'm too mature or too 'geeky' for other...
    InMybubble InMybubble 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 1, 2014

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    It's my birthday soon.

    A party by myself isn't ideal :/
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 25 Responses May 21, 2014

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    Days Of Silence

    I can go days without any text messages or phone calls and the only people that do contact me are my two brothers. I get so jealous when everyone else around me are constantly on their phones. Sometimes I feel like I would be happier if I just gave up and accepted my loneliness.
    chasingMonday chasingMonday 26-30, M 26 Responses May 22, 2013

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    It is better than I thought

    Everyone seems to like me and be friendly with me.  I might not have anyone to hang out with now but I will keep on joining drama club, board game club, church youth group, chorus and other things I enjoy and I know once I get to know people in these groups more and they get to...
    Gabet Gabet 16-17, M 28 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    I'm 21 years old and I have social anxiety.

    I feel like I will never have friends in my future. It's hard to meet people when I am shy and certainly not talkative at all! I get depressed about it, especially after I come home from class and do nothing exciting like going out and have fun... I have a feeling this will be...
    Whatsername21 Whatsername21 18-21, F 19 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    I don't have any friends,

    I just want a boyfriend and that's it.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I Have No Friends...

    All my life I have wished for a "best friend". I am tired of having no social life. I just want to have someone to laugh with or hang out with. I want to talk to someone when I am upset. I have always wanted to just have a friend. I try my best but it does not work :(
    achorusgirl achorusgirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I had no friends since high school.

    I think it is a blessing in disguise.
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I'm 21, and I hate that I don't have friends.

    Not even one, not even an associate. I have no one to talk to. I feel so alone 24/7. I get so jealous when I see people I went to high school with hanging out and having the time of their lives. I just wonder why that couldn't be me. I hate getting on social media, it just makes...
    ka216 ka216 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    My parents chased all my friends away

    and make sure i dont see them anymore.....it seems like they want me miserable and friendless and wont let me go out of the house and force me to do things all alone
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    When I was in school I saw how my classmates

    were bullying weaker ones, I listened how they talked **** behind their own friends backs. And I always imagined what it feels like to be bullied, what unwound do at their position , in fact I even wished to be bullied yet I was let's say to strong for other to bully me.... I...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    Does it make anyone else sad to be home alone

    on a friday night and not have any friends to call to hangout with?
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I'm trying to write a cover letter to apply

    for a job. But my hands are frozen on keyboard. (I'm sure people who wrote cover letter and CV will understand the feeling...) So I grabbed my phone to find a friend for help... But I can't find anyone I can speak to. 'My friends will tell me oh, so you didn't find a new job yet...
    Eugene214 Eugene214 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know why. Ever

    since I had my son, everyone bailed. I'm funny and kind and pretty (not that that matters) I don't gossip much and I don't backstab people. Ugh anyone wanna be my friend?
    milkynine milkynine 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    My social circle is getting smaller

    and smaller recently people I have known for years just don't even talk to me anymore and I don't know why I've had a really rough time this past year with my father passing away and no one has even bothered asking me how I'm feeling. I feel like I'm always there to listen to...
    dommy2013 dommy2013 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I started to have some friends recently.

    I used to lose all but then I made some new and better ones. Nothing is forever whether friendship or aloneness.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    It hurts when your friends turn their back on

    you. When you ain't got nothing left but your word and your balls
    DesignBlack DesignBlack 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a 34 year old stay at home mom of 3

    and I homeschool my 11 year old. My husband works nights and goes to school during the day. When he isn't working or in class, he is either asleep or playing video games. On his days off, he usually goes to his buddy's house. I don't mind at all. I'm just jealous. I want a...
    Supershelly80 Supershelly80 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I mean REAL friends ,

    friends that you can tell everything to, friends you can be comfortable being yourself around...I've only ever had one true friend , someone I can open up to...anyone who just says u can talk to me if u like sorry if I just say there is nothing wrong...I just can't explain what's...
    Il0veandre Il0veandre 13-15, T 6 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    Yesterday was my birthday.

    I turned 21. I've never had friends, never celebrated my birthdays with anyone so there's no reason for me to be sad but for some reason, I feel so alone. Isn't it strange how you can still suffer from loneliness like it's something new even when it's the most constant and...
    allkindsofcolors allkindsofcolors 22-25, F 13 Responses Feb 7

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    I'm not even being dramatic.

    ....I only have one friend.....I left school and everyone stopped talking to me no one even cared to see if I was alive....I don't know how to deal with this fact.
    Mylo248 Mylo248 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not good at dealing with people,

    so all my friends left me. I have no friends to talk to or understand me but don't want to be isolated from the world. I'm looking for friends that we can feel comfortable each other when we talk. I may be not able to response quickly because I'm busy and also due to the time...
    Kayu96 Kayu96 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Trying To Survive College Without Friends

    Hi guys! I'm currently an undergraduate freshman at a good-sized school. I just started my second semester and I realized that I have really no good friends here. Yeah, I get along with guys that live with on my floor, but I've never really "hung out" with any them on a regular...
    DK248HR DK248HR 18-21, M 58 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    I have never had "friends"

    or a friend. Not the real kind anyway. People I hung out with once or twice or people who just used me. I last had one of those people many many years ago. Since then I've had no one. It is hard because I long to laugh and talk to someone. I just don't get along or have anything...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses May 15, 2014

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    Doesn't Anyone Like Me?

    I've had friends before; the problem is, I have trouble maintaining relationships with my friends. For the most part, I don't want to have to put out the effort it takes to keep friends. I don't want to have to keep calling everyone and finding out what everyone is doing and if...
    brokenxtooxoften brokenxtooxoften 21-25, F 112 Responses May 23, 2007

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    I Haven't Had Any Real Friends Since I Was 10 Years Old

    The saddest thing about my story is that I have no clue what it feels like to have a real friend in my life. I had associates when I was in elementary school. When I was 8-10 years old, I lived in Iowa with my parents where I had a best friend, and several other friends my age...
    reeda reeda 26-30, F 99 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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    Now that I really think about it,

    I only ever had one true friend and just a bunch of people who were acquaintances. I am no longer friends with this person because we both changed and went in different directions. Is it wrong of me not to even want to have any friends at all? Any chance I get at making friends...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    No Friends!!!

       I've always had some really nice friends growing up, I actually felt really good with who I hung out with, then as soon as I moved I didn't know anyone at my new school, over all I was being bullied as well, for things that were even true. I gave it time, and I did meet some...
    Canadianchick94 Canadianchick94 18-21, F 89 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Wandering Alone At Night.

    It happened again last night, that feeling. I went out on a very busy street at night and had a walk, there were clubs, pubs, cafe's restaurants, etc. The walk started out fine, when I locked my thoughts up in my own little world and keep them to myself. But I soon found out...
    ForestRain ForestRain 31-35, F 13 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    Life Can Be A Weird Journey

    Some people have lives that don't seem to make any sense at all. I had a father who rejected me and never spoke to me even though we lived in the same house up until I was 12 years old. I had to hide from him all throughout my childhood because when he saw me, he would hit me...
    NathanTaylor NathanTaylor 46-50, M 6 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I Don't Care For Them

    For the majority of my life i have been a loner , in school i was really quiet and shy so i didn't go and approach people like other kids did. It was the same through out elementary, middle and high school- the so called "friends" i did have were just people that approached me...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    my best friend since 4th grade traded our

    friendship to be in a band, ever since he did that he pretends like I dont exist, too busy playing in a rich jews/son of a senatora band playing at real venues.. just cut me off outta nowhere 2 yrs ago..
    Dissociator Dissociator 13-15, M Feb 18

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    Home again..on a Saturday night.

    No texts, no calls, no one even caring if i exist. I can't remember the last time I went out and was truly enjoying myself. I was looking at my closet the other day, and I don't even wear my nice clothes anymore. I basically wear the same outfits every week just for work. It's...
    Somethinglikethat4 Somethinglikethat4 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 21