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I Have No Real Friends and Few Family

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    Im 20. In College and i'm married to beautiful

    man. Ever since I was young in grade school no one ever wanted to be my friend. I remember asking a girl "do you want to be my friend" and she said yes, I was so happy but sadly i moved so many times plus I was very young. In High school I remember hanging out alone in the...
    thelonelyrose thelonelyrose 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Well, I used to have friends

    but in the process of dating and got married afterward...things aren't the same. Now, i'm totally have no friends to talk to or hang out. I am also so stress about life as i'm putting everything on my shoulders to make things look as if i am okay because i don't want my family...
    raysuck raysuck 41-45, M Jun 23, 2014

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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 I finally left home to pursue it. Now, I am precisely who I wanted to be all those years, but I find myself alone. I have...
    Adyingbreed Adyingbreed 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Resigned

    My father was mentally ill, my mom full of anger and anxiety. All I remember is sadness and being scared. I'm smart, attractive and educated but would gladly give it up if I could have lived my life without all the noise in my head and all the mistakes. Disfunction attracts...
    hopebeyond hopebeyond 51-55 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    I love my husband dearly,

    but I need a friend or two. You know...just somebody to talk to about anything...go to have coffee with or shop. I used to have that...but I made a bad decision (one of a few), moved from one state to another, and in the process, lost the wonderful friendships I'd formed over...
    catsmeow59 catsmeow59 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    It sucks. But it's true.

    I'm 27 now and feel lonely most of the time. No close friends, no spouse. No sisters. Even none of my cousins are close to me anymore. We never were that close. I'm just different and hard to understand. It's so depressing to spend the weekend alone. I'm really hopeless and...
    luvsoylatte luvsoylatte 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I have no friends. I have always kept my circle

    small. The few friends I did have completely screwed me over and I let them go. Now I have no one to talk to. The only social interaction I have is at work. Both my parents are deceased. I keep my family at a distance. It would be nice to just have someone to hang out with. And...
    htoure21 htoure21 31-35, F 4 Responses May 27, 2014

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    Sad but true. Moved to new town all I do is get

    drunk now. 24d. Hurt my back so I can't move a lot :( I'm so lonely!
    need2Bcontrolled83 need2Bcontrolled83 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    WARNING: LONG POST AHEAD I dont really have

    any friends and i havent had any for many years except my wife and kids. I have a few people i talk to online but other than that no contact outside the house. Im stuck on disability because of an anxiety disorder(Avoidant Personality Disorder) im trying my best to overcome...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    I want to kill myself

    as no one cares for me
    shaslyg shaslyg 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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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, nobody really cares for you. Why is it, that when you talk to someone you feel that nobody really listens, they're just waiting to interrupt and...
    meskininkas meskininkas 18-21 6 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    Why do my *friend* and family only called me

    when they need something. Sometimes I tell my wife that being an orphan isn't exactly a bad thing
    Chinese101 Chinese101 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    roleplayinglover roleplayinglover 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

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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 completely sober I have lost all of my friends(thankfully) and my family still acts the same way. Those were my...
    allenbird allenbird 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 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 maybe he created me just to be an example of a failure to everyone else. First, I cannot do anything, like literally anything (Sports...
    ABoyInForeignCountry ABoyInForeignCountry 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    I wish I had more family

    than I do. I have no grandparents and all of my uncles and aunts never want to spend time with us. Every holiday is boring and it's depressing because I hate hearing how everyone else is chilling with their cousins or uncles and I'm doing the same **** every year. Nothing....
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    It's Not Much...

         I dont even know where to start... i guess it all began as a kid when my older half brother would beat up on me, i must of been twelve or thirteen at the time. looking back now im not sure if it was something i did to make him angry at me or just the fact...
    Volk Volk 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    I want this to change.

    I bust my *** in life, i don't deserve to live like this :/
    EBestest EBestest 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2014

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    I have some good online friends,

    but no real life friends. My family rejects me and ignores me. I have a partner, but even he isn't as much "there" as he used to be. On the up side, at least I have no fake friends. Being chronically ill helps get rid of those who don't truly care. Too bad that there was noone...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T Apr 25

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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 deficient and we don't get along. I don't know my biological father and my mother died 2 years ago. Both of her parents...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I have no one that I feel I can go to in times

    when I really need someone, I just feel like a bother.
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I thought I had a few best friends.

    .. in the last year I've come to realize I was completely wrong. I was fooled... how can you fake a friendship for 10+ years ??? now I would rather have no friends and and spare myself and my family the pain.
    kcov88 kcov88 26-30, F 1 Response May 11

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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 unavailable. when my older brother left home he dis-associated his self from our family from then on. My sister had...
    pararose pararose 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    The..spirit...of...childhood.

    i.....miss..the...spirit...of...my...childhood.......i..was....surrounded.......by......so...many...loving...people........i.....knew..there..was....always..someone.....to..turn.....to......some...one...to.....comfort......some...one...to...laugh.......with....some...to......do...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Apr 28, 2012

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    I definitely don't have Friends NOR family .

    My best-friend got pregnant at 16 , so that left me pretty much alone off to explore this world on my own , my family is full of "WANNA BE`S " all materialistic , i hate being around them . They stingy as hell , nobody helps anybody , everybody all for themselves . i hate my...
    BeautynBrains4 BeautynBrains4 18-21, F 2 Responses May 27, 2014

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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 get a little help and socialise more. I have been here for over two years now and it's worse than what it was at my last place.I...
    Bebelee Bebelee 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    Forgive my ignorance

    but my mind was just blown! I'm still new on EP You get points here for having friends??!! Woah! Wait, there's points for other things too??
    fla0range fla0range 31-35, F 6 Responses May 12

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    I have like 3 long term friends,

    they wouldn't do anything for me. I don't expect much, but I would always make sure and have their backs and had whatever they need and help then through different trials. I feel lonely most days though. I hate it.
    chamicus chamicus 26-30, M 4 Responses May 11

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    There is a solution to this dilemma.

    Build a new family! Most would call this just making friends, but I'm suggesting an organization to help. Twelve Step groups can be a wonderful place to begin.. Specifically, Adult Children of Alcoholics is a group, informally organized, where people with dysfunctional...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    Single Women Just Don't Get Me :(

    Theres three essential absolutely ESSENTIAL things I look for in the opposite sex. HUGS, LAUGHTER and plenty of TALKING. This is the foundation that must be in place for any relationship to develop for me.HUGS..................This is something I really do NEED. Yup I have to...
    chattychap087 chattychap087 46-50, M 7 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    my real life friends have proven themselves to

    be fairweather friends, not true friends. i enjoy the people here more than them.i hate admitting this but yeah, my so called realife friends suck.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I actually have no 'true' friends majority of

    them was just there when they had nobody and I secretly thought they are just using me... The start of high school was abit nerve racking tbh like I didn't know the kinds of people that would hate me or love me.. Anyway back on the subject I had a bestfriend (Chelsea) and I...
    Thenamesmel Thenamesmel 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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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 are overstepping your boundaries and when they are wronging you... because real friends don't bash you and a real friend does not...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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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 and completely cut me off. and the last one i had left, has now hurt me as well. we have been friends for 13 years. he lives out of state, and its...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    This is what led me to ep.

    I need someone to talk to and understand how I feel. To say I have no family wouldn't be true. I have a husband and five children, whom I love dearly. I do not speak to my mother, for good reason. I never knew my biological father. A brother and sister I rarely have contact...
    ktjade ktjade 31-35, F Oct 18, 2014

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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 out of school I have no one, and the few people who do talk to me do so out of pity, making me turn down...
    4four2twenty0 4four2twenty0 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    Heyyy, just venting lbvs!

    I don't have any friends, nor family! is it by choice mmm yea in a way but not really! I tend to block people out and keep a tough guard! Why, because I've been through some things! they say everyone has a story to tell well here is mine! I'm a 28 yr old young woman! college...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Coming from a dysfunctional/toxic family,

    I have come to realize that my lack of friends is due to my mistrust and fear of rejection. I've had a few good friends that have hurt me so deep that I don't talk to them anymore. I do have my husband who had an affair and broke my heart. I'm going to keep working on MY...
    Learning2LiveAgain Learning2LiveAgain 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I have my two brothers

    and my mum. I really really want real friends.... I'm so lonely and am a poor excuse for a human. I always end up getting used and hated... People only like me when they want something. How can I get friends when I walk the streets of two towns and get nothing but negativity...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    xjulianax xjulianax 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I am a misanthropic introvert,

    and never really cared for friends. But lately whenever I try to express my opinions on anything with my family, it seems to only start arguments. I kind of am beginning to feel I need some like minded/open minded friends to hang out and talk to. But I feel I'd only be using...
    AwkwardJester AwkwardJester 22-25, M 1 day ago

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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 and those friends have never been replaced. Over the years many came forward to aopoligise but it was too late. I...
    Coffee71 Coffee71 36-40, M 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    Haven't spoken to anyone in my family in

    several years. The few friends I have are spread out around the country. With a divorce, it's just a hard time right now.
    Visium13 Visium13 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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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, instead of the bad? Where are all the good friends that actually have your back, rather than ride it? Do they still exist?
    Misspurple Misspurple 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    fla0range fla0range 31-35, F May 12

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    This is true. I'm a long way from 'home'.

    Currently caring for my mother. And whilst I know a few people this way, I only 'know' them because they're connected to my mother in some way. I don't do pubs and clubs anymore and it is kinda isolated out this way. Even back home. It's not like I have an army of friends. More...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 18, 2014

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