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I Keep Losing Friends

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 139 People

    Why?

    MY whole life, I've always had a decent amount of friends and only 1-2 close friends. But every time someone gets close to me, we just seem to drift apart and never bother to contact each other.  My soccer friends, my on-line gaming friends, primary school friends...
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-18, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    I Weed Them Out

    as i grow i become increasingly almost irritatingly discerning about who i let into my life.. and i met this girl who i thought was my best friend since 7th grade yesterday.. we hadn't met face to face for a while since we don't live in the same country anymore but i realized...
    aloneandintimidating aloneandintimidating 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    I Believe Its Me.

    I have dealt with an abnormally large amount of drama with "friends" lately. I think I finally believe its my fault. There is something about me that is making everyone hate me. I don't know what it is. I have tried to figure it out. But at the same time I know I need to find...
    2tired2try 2tired2try 31-35 Sep 3, 2013

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    As of now I don't get

    that sad when I lose friends because I'm used to it. I'm what you call a mover so I either move every year or 2. I can never keep friends. I either lose them by moving away or just what I say and they don't like it. I'm a quiet person and whenever I open my mouth about something...
    AziaLee AziaLee 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22, 2014

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    It Hurts

    when i needed you the most you were gone.. i guess its time i say goodbye.. goodbye my friend. our friendship was awesome while it lasted. this hurts me more than you will ever know. i just thought i was someone different, guess not. i guess we werent best friends even thou you...
    TashaMK TashaMK 18-21, F Feb 19, 2013

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    Everyday there's a new person suddenly breaking

    away from me. When my "friends" use to do things they always excluded me . They never thought to invite me to water parks, restaurants, and movie nights with them . It's like they always forgot about me or I just didn't matter . Now they only text me when they need something . I...
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F Aug 26, 2014

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    Friends Forever?

    I've only ever had one best friend my entire life. She's influenced me and is the reason why I do most of the things I do today. She inspired me to write and just be myself. I wasn't a happy child but when I met her, I just became happy all of a sudden. I loved her, she was my...
    LisaTorres LisaTorres 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    I'm sick of being alone in a room while my friends are having the time of their life. But I don't know how to interact with them. They never listen to me. They're always quick to go somewhere but don't invite me. Hell, even my own damn girlfriend barely pays me any attention. I...
    firebirdgx firebirdgx 18-21, M Feb 20, 2014

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    Lost Another One Today

    I ended this friendship.  He does not know it yet.  He will know it when he comes over wanting something and I don't answer the door.  he used me for the last time.
    Tumblindice Tumblindice 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    Go If You Must!

    Just don't expect me to roll out the welcome mat when you decide to come back. You made your choice and I made mine.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 1, 2011

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    Sad

    I keep losing friends and when we say we will hang we don't someone is all ways busy but then when we try to do something, something comes up. When we do hang out, we don't talk for a week or if we do we text for a little bit then stop then don't text or talk for a while. It's...
    kmm12bball kmm12bball 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2011

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    I Keep Losing Friends

    I like to think of myself as a loyal person, but i cant keep friends for long lengths of time. Most of my friends end up being out of my life because of life-choices. I have found that ever since highschool, whenever a group of my friends choices differ from mine, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2011

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    They Quit Calling Me

    not long ago, a high-school mate's mother passed away. Despite the fact that most of the class and i are facebook friends, and they all know this, and all of the kids who went to his junior high went to the funeral, and that several of his junior high mates and i are friends...
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M May 24, 2012

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    Always Getting Kicked To The Curb....

    I am crying as I am writing this. My heart is broken once again by people that I "thought" were my friends. I can still recall as a child seeing my "friends" trying to hide that they were getting together without me. It is still happening to me now in my 40's. Being social...
    bcastellano bcastellano 41-45 2 Responses May 25, 2011

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    Lost Along The Way

    Having a friend who sticks with you through every thick and thins is a great thing. I have had couple of friends, who were my best friends, my soul sisters with whom everything was so much fun..... We were in grade 8 at that time, and as soon as we were in grade 9 everything...
    citygirl9841 citygirl9841 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    This past summer I've really lost my best

    friend. She's been hanging out with a mutual friend of ours because she works with her. She now talks like her and is always with her, it really hurts. Shes helped me through a lot of stuff and I've helped her through a lot too. I feel like I put all the effort into our...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    Why?

     me and my best friend were very close to each other since 1 grade.... in 4 grade she has a new friend... and we do best friend the 3 of us.  but things were changing....she change me by her new friend.... in 7 grade she dont talk anymore with me...she start getting...
    camila07 camila07 16-17, F Dec 6, 2009

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    Graduation Has Been My Worst Enemy...

    Many of my high school friends were anxious to graduate. I wasn't... I was the 'popular guy' in high school. I enjoyed being the kid everyone know and was thankful for the variety of friends I had... I went to each of my high school's graduations from 2004-2010 In hindsight...
    gmckdude711 gmckdude711 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    This is why I hate getting close to anyone.

    I was really sad and heartbroken and wanted to have advice. Then one of my 'friends' said that I was annoying. I hate this :( I need advice please I told him everything I feel depressed :(
    alwaysjudged alwaysjudged 16-17, F Jan 9

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    No one sticks around long.

    You mention how great of friends we are...then you leave. Ive gotten used to it. So many relationships and friendships just..fade away..
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I don't have many friends in life,

    because people keep leaving :(... I have resorted to not being myself and faking who I am to make friends because the real me according to people is to loud, to affectionate, and a very loud boisterous laugh. I post to much on fb or Instagram... Or send to many snap chats no...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    Recently I had two friends

    who died. This seems to be a reoccurring issue over the last couple years. Last year I had two friends who passed, one was suicide the other wasn't. This year two more friend passed. Its been hard and I think about them all the time, I break out crying at times thinking...
    teaser907 teaser907 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2014

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    What Is the Deal???

    In the last week I have lost 9 people from my circle. I only know where 1 of them went. What is up with this???? Am I the only one watching their circle go down....down......down????
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Losing Friends

    I'm bored pretty much. What's it like to lose a friend? Pretty much the worst feeling ever. Especially when you were young and you didn't actually know what was happening and all you thought was, " oh, she's leaving, okay." and you didn't actually know you're never going to see...
    xoxo505peace xoxo505peace 13-15 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    ive moved around a lot as a kid and teen so didnt get to keep many friends id always lose contact. now im 19 Im a stay at home mom to my amazing 6 month old son and dont drive...
    brebauer brebauer 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    with the new Year coming in I must admit I never thought that I would not be friends with some of the people I thought that our friendship would last a lifetime. It amazes me only...
    Tookaysam Tookaysam 22-25, F Jan 1

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    More accurately I am losing two. I have a male best friend who I've been close to for three years, and his girlfriend of a year I've been close to for most of that year. And I'm...
    Paperboyc Paperboyc 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am in an amazing relationship. I love him more than anything and I never thought that I would fall in love. The problem is, he's the only person I feel I have and I am terrified...
    UncannyPlane21 UncannyPlane21 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    heya guys. I hope everything is fine with you all and its ok if its not so fine even because every "not so fine" thing can and will change. everyone in their respective lives...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I have friends but sometimes the word "friend" itself just does not seem very real or existent to me. Is it weird that even when I do have friends, I feel as if I have no friends...
    ohangela ohangela 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    We met in our sophomore year of high school. He would always try to talk to me but I was so shy that he would usually end up having a conversation with himself. I knew he liked me...
    belacleo belacleo 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I wish I had some close friends and we do a girls night out or a tea party or a night with food and chit chat and do girly stuff...I've never been that sort of girl to care about...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have the friends I grew up with still in my life. I have the friends I worked with. We send each other gifts or cards, we text and will always stay in touch. But miles have...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response 13 mins ago

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    I haven't got a many close friends, but the ones I do have mean the world to me. Sadly though, I don't feel like I can express how I'm feeling to anyone I personally know. I find...
    BeccaLouise40 BeccaLouise40 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 7

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    I am an anxious person when it comes to relationships, whether they are familial, romantic or platonic. The closer I am to somebody, the more I fear of making mistakes. In the past...
    crystalhaze crystalhaze 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have been bullied all my life, and have never had anyone I could really talk to. Sometimes I even wonder how I'm still standing in this world, cause it's never been easy to be me...
    Reven21 Reven21 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I don't have close friends, just a few acquaintances. I used to be friends with this girl but when I introduced her to another friend they just kind of dumped me. Its really sad...
    ayacat ayacat 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm losing my best friend. I've known her 20 years. We've been through many ups and downs. I took her in when she separated. I was there for her and she for me. Now...
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    A last goodbye I can't stop crying I thought this friendship would be ever lasting I can't believe I thought for a moment that I was important A feeling of sadness devours me I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm losing my best friend david ever since he moved to California we haven't talked much and then when I went to visit him for a week he wouldn't talk to me or would say he couldn...
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I want some friends that are older than because all my friends are younger then me btw I'm 15
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I can honestly say I have one close friend. A best friend I've had for 6 years. But lately, shes been drifting away. It's something that's always been apart of her personality so I...
    AfraidOfMyOwnMind AfraidOfMyOwnMind 16-17, F Jan 20

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    So my most recent ex-boyfriend of course knows how much I still and always will love him. We had a great 2.5 year relationship, but then he got some opportunities in Alaska for...
    CaliforniaCobra CaliforniaCobra 26-30 Jan 1

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    Sometimes I feel like I've stepped into a time warp. For example, I will look at a clock and see I have 20 mins to spare so I continue doing what I'm doing and then I'll blink and...
    LillBills LillBills 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I have always wanted to die, but what if people really love me? Are they afraid of losing me? I'm terrified of losing someone I love. But how would it affect them if I killed...
    Childlover4evr2 Childlover4evr2 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I'm kind of new here... I've had an account on here before... But I got tired of that one... Anyway, I'm here to make new friends.. So hello. I'm Mikki! Pleasure to meet you.
    MikkiMorris MikkiMorris 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Those people you treated like they're your true friends but there comes to a point that you realized that they're worthless because they just need you because they can borrow...
    Khier Khier 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Slowly every day I grow more and more distant from him. He's slowly becoming nothing more than just another follower. He's slowly getting to the point that he'll do anything to get...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 2

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