I Have Trouble Keeping Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
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