I Have Trouble Keeping Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    Making Them Is The Easy Part....

    Keeping them seems to be impossible. There is always that moment of thrill when you first become friends, a newness of learning them, sharing yourself. Every moment filled with giddy eagerness...then it wanes, contact becomes less and less until very little at all. Even then the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 3, 2012

    I'm Not Sure Why

    I have very few friends, and even then I seem to lose touch with them over the years. Most of the friends I have made in my life have been through a small number of people. Friends whom I only see when I am with the person who introduced them to me. Very rarely have I had a long...
    Nostalgic Nostalgic
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2007

    The Doormat

    Kind, devoted, loyal, tender-hearted, giving, compassionate, sincere...these are all words that describe me very accurately. That being said, you would think people would be lining up outside my door to sign up as my friend. I try and spoil people that I love. I'm always there...
    VenusVegas VenusVegas
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2010

    Everybody leaves me eventually.

    Funnily enough, all my "friends" have been cisgenders. I really need to find more like minded people
    ebonyparrish ebonyparrish
    18-21, T
    Feb 20, 2014

    It Blows, But...

    I'm terrible at maintaining friendships. At least, I feel that I am. I seem to become overly invested in them, or not invested enough. I don't like to bother people, but I need attention. I guess I just don't really understand how friendships work. Or maybe, I need to find more...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies
    1 Response Sep 4, 2008

    Abandoned, Uninspired And Lonely.

    Things can be difficult in ones life, and when someone goes through a life-changing experience, it seems to be quite normal for them to lose a lot of friends. The people in my life I can trust: My partner, my mum and my brother. The people in my life that knows the 'real me'; My...
    Renee060985 Renee060985
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2012

    I Am Very Confused.

    This summer I have lost most of my friends. Not like I had many to begin with but still. I have been nothing but nice to them, I buy them things, I invite them places, I give them a release from their parents for a while,etc. But now they are all gone and don't want anything to...
    Astreification Astreification
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2012

    I'm really scared. I know

    that with two of my closest friends that if I disappeared they wouldn't care--not much would change and life would go on...Yet, if I lost either of them as a friend, my entire world would be different and I'd feel so lost without them. As of late, they've both been unfair to me...
    QuantumTardigrade QuantumTardigrade
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2014
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