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I Have No Real Friends and Few Family

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    I Despise My Age Range - For many MANY years now I have tried, tried to make friends, or at least have a constant factor in my life. The more I try, the farther I get. People my...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M May 31, 2013

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    I Guess I Just Suck. - It's crazy how you have to please people just to have friends. Where have all the good friends gone? Where are the friends who really have good intentions...
    Misspurple Misspurple 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    Its not like any one would understand!even if it was in English Hai, sono shin no watashinochichi wa watashi o utsu to watashi no okāsan ga watashi ni chūi o haratte teishi...
    SilverFlippy SilverFlippy 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Just Acquaintances And Relatives - I used to have friends and was close to my family. I moved away for college and feel that my absence made them forget about me. I started to get...
    esrios esrios 26-30, F Nov 5, 2013

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    Friends... What Are Those? Family... Like... 6? - In my case, making some friends is like winning the lottery. I say that because if I meet someone, I always end up losing them...
    SomeRandude SomeRandude 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    I Am The Definition Of Failure - Hi everyone. I'm gonna be honest here. I believe in God, but I don't know about my life and what God plan to do with it. I think God hates me or...
    ABoyInForeignCountry ABoyInForeignCountry 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    My Friendships Never Last - My friendships never ever last. I try to connect with people. I try to be there for people. I try so hard. And everytime I wind up alone. I think how...
    TheLonelyPoet TheLonelyPoet 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Connections Are Lost, Reconnections Not Met - My boyfriend always tells me I spend too much time on Facebook, and maybe I do. I think part of the reason I like it is because I can...
    KitFerrero KitFerrero 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2011

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    Being Let Down Too Many Times To Care Anymore - I feel so disappointed and damaged. My social life doesn't even exist. I think that people are extremely selfish and self-absorbed...
    meskininkas meskininkas 18-21 5 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    About Me - Hello out there. I am 27, and I feel like an outsider. See, first of all, I am a single mom of two boys. They are young, but I have been raising them on my own for the...
    WeepyDonuts WeepyDonuts 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    I Don't Have Any Real Friends - For I don't know how many years I've just been "friends" with a bunch of people...in high school I talked to them a lot and had good relationships...
    afireinside11 afireinside11 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    I'm always out because I can't stand your toxic presence. So excuse me for not feeling guilty for not spending enough time with you. I love you but you make it so hard for me to do...
    amorverdan amorverdan 18-21, F Feb 4

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    Making Our Own Family Connections - I never had much of a family or was stable enough when I was younger to maintain healthy relationships however over time I have been part of...
    Hugsdirector Hugsdirector 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    Never Had Any Friends - I am very sad these days. I have had three family members pass away in the past three years. It seemed that after all three passed on, that things calmed...
    lonelybyrd lonelybyrd 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Sad and Alone -      The only friends ive had were the foes, the people who use you for something but have no interest in truly being your friend. Now that im...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    What Is Wrong With Me?! - When I was younger I had friends and family. Maybe the friends and family I had was somewhat dysfunctional but never the less I had them. I don’t...
    stonewilder stonewilder 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2007

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    Setting Boundaries Is Good - I have to set boundaries with family and friends and I do not apologize for it all for that. I have learnt that you have to let people know when they...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Yup.basically NO family.just my mom and step dad
    AmberLovesRabbits AmberLovesRabbits 13-15, F Feb 20

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    After Divorce - I used to have a lot of friends until I divorced. In order to defend her affair my ex told a lot of lies about me and cost me everyone I knew. That was 10 years ago...
    Coffee71 Coffee71 36-40, M 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    My Sister Is My Enemy.. - My sister and I have never really been close. We only lived together as siblings for about 4 years, the worst years of my life! We were born 6 years apart...
    Idalie002 Idalie002 22-25 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    I'll Just Be Alone Forever - It continually gets harder for me to make friends. I've always moved around a lot and as I got older people would always stick with the people they...
    xXStitchedxPoetXx xXStitchedxPoetXx 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    We Have No Family,never Mind Any Friends - my mother was murdered  right in front of brother who is mentally challenged.this crime took place on October 5 2007 in a ...
    aq81343 aq81343 46-50 1 Response Sep 24, 2010

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    As this app was loading it showed a picture of a young boy and girl hugging eachother. It made me realize how deprived I am in terms of connecting to other humans. I've never had a...
    Raptorpsychologist Raptorpsychologist 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I Feel Like I Have No One:( - I have people that I'm related to but i don't consider them to be "family" simply because they are not really around and i don't feel close to any of...
    electrapleiadian electrapleiadian 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    Same Crap, Different "Friend".... - so at one point, i thought i had a circle of 3 very good friends. i now see that i was wrong. 2 of them got married a few years ago...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    What sucks is that I honestly only have a few real friends .. I had so many friends before, but some just turned there backs on me. And my own Bestfriend chose to date this girl he...
    sanchez18 sanchez18 18-21, F Jan 14

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    Feeling Lonely Around The Holidays... - My Mom's parents passed away when she was 10 and 12.  When she was 18 or maybe even 16, she left the country she was living in for the...
    Theresa812 Theresa812 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    By Myself, But Strong - I've been alone before, and I used to think it means I'm useless and that no one likes me and its better if i just disappear. I used to think that if I...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    Don'T Know Why I Bother - sick of constantly being that friend who is left out. that friend that no one really cares about. don't actually know why I bother. don't know if they...
    herebutinvisible herebutinvisible 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    No Family - When you lose family it truly hurts. I never had full family, My mom had illness and alcohalism and left when I was 12. My dad a workahalic that was emotionally...
    pararose pararose 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    ..Just Internet Friends And Family I Barely See... - No "real" friends..as in, no one to consistently hang out with and do things with, at least once a month. I have what I would...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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    Embarrassed - My parents have never said that they were proud of me... Ever. I think that they are embarrassed to have me as a child, I've drank I've smoked I've tried to smoke...
    taterbond1 taterbond1 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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    I Want Kids - How To Adopt? - Im a lovely man, who loves kids. I think im getting older and older and no kids. How is it to adopt?
    xxxmale xxxmale 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2013

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    Reply To A Card I Received From My Mother After 17 Years Of No Contact... - Here I enclose a copy of the letter I sent in reply to a card I received from my mother, who found my...
    est941 est941 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    My Family - I initially joined this group because I do not know my family. I use to do drugs alot when I was younger and alienated most of my family away from me. Now that I am...
    allenbird allenbird 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    I'Ve Alienated Myself - I've always been a loner, but it getting worse. I've cut myself off from most of my family, as i dont like some of them as people. i dont believe the "have...
    dmiracle14 dmiracle14 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    Cut Out Of Friend Group - I graduated high school 10 years ago. Over time I lost contact with a group of girlfriends. It didn't happen over night. Its was slow. I know for a while...
    Linndsay Linndsay 26-30 4 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    No One To Really Talk To - I moved from one state to another a couple years back to be clser to my "family" because i felt so alone as a single mum and thought i would be able to...
    Bebelee Bebelee 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    Ignored For Life - I have a big family so we are always having get togethers. So when i go to these gatherings I always feel left out, I'm always the one that is being ignored and...
    babydoll73 babydoll73 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    Only My Grandmother - Our of all my family members, I'm only close with my Grandmother. My mother has some subliminal problem with me, it's like she's jealous. My half brother is...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Online Family - Hi everyone, I'm Seb. I'm 17 and I am a pretty calm, relaxed, loving but ambitious and passionate guy. I don't have the luck to have a lot of friends in school...
    Seb1701 Seb1701 18-21, M Nov 2, 2013

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    Im Lonely And Confused - I was dating and got cheated on. Dont really understand why I stayed in the relationship. Im 19 and I love my ex boyfriend still. Recently I have been...
    sherrae sherrae 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    Kill Me Please - What is there to say? I have no friends and my family circle is limited. The only bloodline family I have any communication with is my brother who is mentally...
    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    We Would Like To Belong To A Family - Briefly, I grew up in a disfunctional family.  Drug addiction, alcoholism, criminal activity and mental illness all were the norm.  I am an...
    BlessedGirl1971 BlessedGirl1971 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    No, I really don't, not even one. Plus, most of my "family" hates me because I'm quiet and never get to speak my own words, most of the reason why I'm quiet is because of severe...
    Dewdlz Dewdlz 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I Literally Have No Friends And Two People That Consider Me Family - I literally have no friends and the only person that considers me family is my older brother, Ricky, besides...
    BooneA BooneA 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    Always The Blacksheep - My family story is very sorted. Needless to say, the only family member alive that I know and have anything to do with his my biological grandmother, who...
    DarcPrincess DarcPrincess 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    I Am a Dying Breed - When I was young, my family did their best to mold me into what they thought was perfect, but I always fought it. I struggled for 17 years to be myself befroe...
    Adyingbreed Adyingbreed 21-25, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Hii. This is probably one of the hardest things to admit to yourself.. but realizing you have no real friends... and only a few family members... I am a freshman in college...
    cmorris2013 cmorris2013 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    I Dread The Future - At times I feel so alone, and I dread the future when I really will be all alone in this world. I live on my own in a city where I have no close friends, and...
    CosmoLang CosmoLang 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    From Rock To Roll Over - I use to have many acquiescence and people I considered my friends. Once being a drummer/singer in a rock band and touring, I met many people who seemed...