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I Have Trouble Making New Friends

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    Making New Friends - i have recently given up smoking i am trying something different and attempting to meet new friends im not very good with meeting people face to face because...
    sandy66 sandy66 26-30, F Aug 15, 2008

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    Sometimes I Wish I Were More Conversational - It seems when I meet new people I am unable to participate in conversations.  I am over 50 years old with a lifetime of...
    lonerichard lonerichard 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    I Want To Be Better At This! - I think I used to be really good at making friends. When I started high school I made a lot of friends, but it thinned out drastically since I have...
    Rennakins Rennakins 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    I Tend to Push People Away - I'm a nice person, I wouldn't have trouble making friends if that's what I wanted. While making new friends would be great, it's just that it is...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Yup..me Too - I'm not sure if my troubles with making new friends is really a problem or by choice.  I use to think of it as a problem, that there was something wrong with me...
    want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    I Find It Hard To Trust New People. - I find it really hard to trust new people. When I was 12, I had a small group of friends. My best friend was going through the loss of her...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    Im Quiet - I'm a Very Quiet person, my parents used to think i was autistic, but i just have a hard time communicating with people, so its hard for me to make friends.  ...
    ForeverAlone ForeverAlone 22-25, F Oct 19, 2007

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    I Just Can't Trust - I'm not exactly shy; I'm always a little nervous when first meeting people, but usually do pretty well in a casual, social setting. It's when it gets to true...
    FeatherInTheWind FeatherInTheWind 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    Cause I'm so awkward! It's like I have 'awkward powers' that activate everytime I communicate with people other than my best friend and my family...when will this end?!
    TomorrowShow TomorrowShow 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Confused - I don't have troubles making guy friends but i have trouble making friends with girls...i have no idea why but i hate not having girlfriends to go shopping with or just...
    alone08 alone08 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 28, 2009

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    I Always Seem To Say Or Do The Wrong Thing - In the past I think I missed social/verbal cues from people when they were trying to get to know me, to be friends with me. ...
    semihippiechic semihippiechic 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    Look At Me Now - I don't know if you could say I have trouble making friends... It's more like I don't make friends anymore. I'm a navy brat (grew up moving every 2-3 years). As...
    travelersquest travelersquest 26-30, F Sep 25, 2007

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    This is so hard for me... I am so awkward and am judged by my clothes, by my hair... I can never start a conversation with anyone. Specifically, it's only hard for me to make...
    RoarImScary RoarImScary 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Trouble Making Good Friends - Friendships is pretty interesting. There people had long lasting friendships and others that don't. For most of my life I had trouble people...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Having Trouble Making Friends/fitting In. - I guess I'll try to make this short and simple. All my life, I never fit in, I never had any real friends, and never fit in to any clubs...
    ahodor525 ahodor525 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    Troubling Keeping Friends - Hey i dont have a hard time making new friends simply keeping them... i struggle with trust INSANELY and constantly barricade myself from letting people...
    AlexPsychCampbell AlexPsychCampbell 18-21 1 Response Apr 1, 2011

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    For A Moment I Think I Don't. - Almost all girls in my school don't have trouble in "making friends". They always walk with their friends, at least one. I'm not. I'm now in 8th...
    barbie13 barbie13 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    The Impact Of A Loss - For years now, I have been what some call a loner. I don't make any effort to find people with interests or viewpoints similar to mine. I'm not interested...
    CharlieTheBeagle CharlieTheBeagle 56-60, M 10 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    Hell Is Other People - This is very honest, but I never been good at talking to people. I've moved around the world a few times and I can't be in one place long enough to make a...
    readnwritewithwine readnwritewithwine 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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    Because I Am Me - Once people get to know me they realize how retarded, dumb, smart, goofy, serious and emotional I really am and flee in terror. That's cool though. The few I do...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Aug 1, 2008

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    AVPD - Avoidant personality disorder.  I have a phobia of rejection and criticism.  I imagine that people will reject or criticize me before they actually do.  I...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2008

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    Lots Of Buddies, Not A Lot Of Friends - I generally get along with most people I meet, but I have a hard time getting close to people. I had a lot of social problems when I was a...
    SomethingLikeALady SomethingLikeALady 41-45, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Why Do My Friends Seem to Drift Away? - I am a widow who lost my  husband 4 years ago.  I had several girlfriends who for one reason or another were newly single like me...
    egt2bu egt2bu 56-60 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    I am a new mom in a new city. I have a 4m/o and am not sure how to find new friends...A lot of new moms are considerably older than me, sure there's a contingent of mothers my age...
    Caseymae Caseymae 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    There is this one kid a year or so below me in my mixed p.e. class. He started making small talk with me last week and it makes me happy whenever he does. He's fun to talk to, but...
    ahsfan445 ahsfan445 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    So Embarrassing - I suppose that it's really that I have trouble holding on to friendships.  I am lonely, really, and don't know what to do to change my situation... I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Is It Even Worth The Risk - I meet people everyday in real life and online but I keep most of them at a distance. I am not sure it is worth the risk to make new friends.I would...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Oct 31, 2013

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    God Grant Me Confidence - I'm not sure why, because I think I'm a rather cool person to hang around, and others have agreed, but it's difficult for me to find new friends, make...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 7 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    It's Hard. - I've hardly made any new friends in years. Only 1 or 2 and I don't even really speak to them anymore.. Even online it's becoming more and more difficult to get people...
    LostInTheDarkness LostInTheDarkness 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    Also I have trouble trying to begging this app and meeting people no one talks to me..
    sangvampire sangvampire 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I actually don't have any real friends any more. The only person I've ever really let close to me was my ex boyfriend who I dated for 6 years. We still talk, and I enjoy his...
    kayp103 kayp103 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I Also Have Trouble Making Friends - There are people I used to be close to that now I don't even know if they're alive.  They belong in another time and place.  I found...
    soloartist soloartist 26-30, M Sep 25, 2007

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    Uh hi I'm bad at it but I'd like to make some so anyone need a friend message me (:!
    Aaltrion Aaltrion 16-17, M Jan 13

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    Too Many Trust Issues - I guess cuz of how i was treated by people in my past, i can't seem to trust anyone now. Deep down, I always think people are lying to me about something...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2008

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    Maybe I'm to Serious - I love to meet new people and am a chatter, but sometimes I feel like I am to serious to have any good friends. I am still friends with my childhood buddies...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    I'm Lonely, Stressed & Sad. Do I Talk Too Much? - I could blame my moving around so much in the past 10 years as a reason for having no friends, but I've never really had...
    SadinNH SadinNH 46-50 3 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    I love making new friends specially around my age, i have a lot of friends but non of them is super mega close to me haha so message if you want to be friends :)
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    hi everyone ;) i love making new friends but maybe some of you unable to understand what im saying because of too much grammatical error haha so i join this site just to improve my...
    alia94 alia94 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As you move on in time,you start making new friends...but, all at the same time you start to know who the real ones are.
    Emma307 Emma307 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Recently I've bend diagnosed with Panic Disorder. Looking back, it's been building for years - then bam, last year it went insane and overflowed. I had a meltdown. It wasn't pretty...
    thataussieguy thataussieguy 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I am a mom to 6 kids total. 3 are my flesh and blood and 3 are step kids we have custody of. I travel out of my living area for and have no time meet friends when I am home. I...
    mmcpherson mmcpherson 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Every time that I meet someone new I know it will backfire. For example; when I started my school year. I met a girl, her and I dated, she called one of my friends ugly and I told...
    dontfeartheripper dontfeartheripper 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I absolutely love it! Feel free to talk if you'd like to be friends! :3
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love to be social and have those friends who you can talk to no matter what happens
    amarie0710 amarie0710 22-25, F Mar 31

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    So just joined this sight, I lost a lot of my friends after high school because I got a job and worked so much and all they wanted to do was party when I couldn't anymore. So now I...
    Deimosblood Deimosblood 22-25, M Apr 1

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    Making new friends are great!! You can learn new things from them.. Knowing them more where they from their culture stuff.. share your experience..! =)
    AnonymousSg AnonymousSg 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I like meeting and making new friends!!!
    meadlingkids meadlingkids 18-21 Mar 30

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    I really love making new friends, I'm not a judgmental person at all!!
    bfwest bfwest 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm here to make new friends because the "friends" that I had are no longer my friends. If you want to know me better just inbox me :)
    BeautyRushx3 BeautyRushx3 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I need new friends in my life. I just moved from maine to Virginia for nursing school and I don't know the area or anyone here. The friends I have made were a fail :/ I just want...
    dalexandra dalexandra 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I often ask myself what's the point of even sending message to people anymore when I know they won't reply. I know people might say their busy. But I'm having a hard to time...
    darkwolf19 darkwolf19 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am new here in jersey city just been here for. 7month need some one to have fun go clubbing bar shopping movie night do sports what ever u want just wanna make new friends I'm a...
    Eerr77 Eerr77 18-21, M Apr 9