I Have No Real Friends and Few Family

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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, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Feb 25, 2012

    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

    I hate feeling so alone I have no real friends.

    The only person I have is my partner but I really badly want a friend too that I can talk to about me and my partner and tell them the stuff I can't tell my partner
    butterflygirl9214 butterflygirl9214
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    I am a 37 year old female

    who used to have friends in high school and college. Once out of school, my best friend ditched me because she was dating the best friend of my ex who broke up with me. Another friend completely changed who she was and what she believed in and my last friend moved away and...
    invisibleadoptee invisibleadoptee
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 2, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2013

    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.
    xkmb xkmb
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    I'm 24 years old I never had someone close in

    life with whom I can share anything I always wished to have a best friend or a close friend with whom I can talk but I realized there is no true or real friend in this world, I couldn't talk to anyone in family.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 26, 2016

    Its such a rare thing to actually find a true

    friend... Most of them pretend to care but are most likely to ***** behind ur back. Few are your friends when they need comforting and when its their turn to comfort me ... They are just tooo busy. Who needs fake friends like those
    wishing4babydust wishing4babydust
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    I'm a 45 year old man living in the USA.

    Life has always been difficult for me as a result of having incompetent parents (abusive father and a codependent mother) and for having been bullied as a kid for being Jewish, not athletic and overweight. I kept hoping to overcome despite having a mediocre college record...
    dharmafox dharmafox
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    So I realize I have no friends

    and that is mainly due to me being the only one who tries. I shouldn't have to initiate everything. It is what it is I guess.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit
    31-35, M
    Dec 9, 2015

    The older I get the more I realize

    that I'm getting tired of my friends and so badly want to make new ones. Sad part is I can't to easily..
    dferguson988 dferguson988
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    IVe been thinking about this constantly: I have

    never had a good or true friend. For example: when I was 17, my friends and I got invited to a friends beach house party for the 4th of july. We always had the game plan to be smart about being stupid and to always look out for each other. Something that had always been easy in...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    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


    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
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    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
    9 Responses Mar 4, 2012

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 12, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    I have no girl friends

    or best friend I can call up anytime and talk to. No one to complain about my husband with, or go shopping for cute clothes with. No one to tell my secrets or blurb about deep insecurities with. My husband is my friend to a certain degree , but it's a much different friendship...
    heypei135 heypei135
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2016

    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, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    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


    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    Apr 28, 2012

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses May 27, 2014

    Another night of crying.

    .... Call me a baby call me gay a wuss call me any name u want ive heard it all i dont want your sympathy either if i wanted people to feel bad for me id go to charities but i would like to know the answer to why no one likes me or cares any i have 5 people out of everyone ive...
    ZenDreams ZenDreams
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    It's something I personally choose for.

    I can't actually see any person as a real friend. I also don't really want friends in my personal life. Even tho it bothers me that I'm constantly alone at home day in, day out, I just can't seem to feel good around someone. Little things bother me A LOT. Also the reason why I...
    Ichki Ichki
    22-25, M
    Feb 11, 2016

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jan 23, 2012

    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

    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

    I want this to change.

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

    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
    6 Responses Dec 1, 2011

    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....
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2014
    fla0range fla0range
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015
    xjulianax xjulianax
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2014

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Jun 1, 2015

    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

    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
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2014
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