Post

I Now Realize a Few Good Friends Are Better For

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support

    Friends You Choose, Dysfunctional Family Member You Inherit

    my emotional well being is more important than putting up with any family member who you are totally incompatible with.  My sister drains me emotionally, she is a taker and when we are both going through disagreements(mainly about my Mother)..we make a poisonous combination...
    csan csan 61-65, F Jul 9, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Good friends are fate. You almost don't even have a choice. It takes time and experience to build friendship. And sometimes it's unexpected. I've known my best friends since the...
    FatmeBazzii FatmeBazzii 16-17, F Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Good friends are hard to find, I met my best friend shortly after I turned 11 and we've been tight ever sense. Now said friend has had A LOT of girlfriends over the years and there...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I either make friends, who I talk to sometimes, or backstabbers, who I think I'm good friends with but they actually want to hurt me. So real good friends truly are a gem that you...
    100PercentMe 100PercentMe 13-15, F Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As I am I only have 2 good friends. I use to move around alot because my parents were divorced and had to share us. So I couldn't really make real friends. But now settled with my...
    HiImDrekd HiImDrekd 16-17, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Depressed... Gotta focus...
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To my experience having few close friends are better than having a horde of people that "know" you, they just know so little about you that it feels like we have never done an...
    ClaudiaSUN ClaudiaSUN 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Fake friends- never ask for food Real friends- are the reason you have no food Fake friends- call your parents Mr/Mrs Real friends- call your parents DAD/MOM Fake friends- have...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I already have multiple acquaintances. What I need is a few good friends who I can count on.
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been very social in my past and made millions of friends all over the country....... now I have realized that its better to have a few close friends because more friends...
    Pseudo69 Pseudo69 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have always had a huge group of lads to associate with ever since I started going out to bars and clubs. However I only actually have 1 or 2 people within the group who are...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Jul 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish I would have realized this sooner. I thought these 2 people on EP were my best EP friends. I was so wrong. These 2 other amazing guys who are also my friends ended up being...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sure I have a few friends, but no good ones. No loyal ones. No friends I can relate with being that I am a weird person. And today, in life, it's difficult to find good friends...
    TacTaco TacTaco 22-25, M Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not a cynic by any means. I'm just saying what I'm saying based off of my personal experiences and the experiences of others around me.I don't have an all-encompassing...
    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a few internet friends that I find are real true friends. They are honestly such amazing people. I can joke around with them and have real talks with them and it's a really...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, now, my friends are down to less than a few after some "housecleaning". Not worth the stress or the vampires I have had to endure. I feel like a hundred pounds has been...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'd rather have a few best friends that i can rely on, confide in, and depend on.... Overall, i prefer a few close friends than many acquaintances.
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know that many people out there dismiss anyone on the internet and say that you never know who is really behind the computer because they can pretend to be anyone. That's true...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In life there are so many people who will come into your life and leave, but those good friends who stay even when you fall out and have a disagreement and you think that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do believe that internet friends are real and much better than the 'friends' outside of the computer. I get more help about the issues in my life from some of you guys here than...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't want to make friends anymore. So many of my friends have quit on me because of my recent diagnosis. I don't go out as much and medical bills leave me broke often. All of my...
    womandolin womandolin 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do have some good friends, they look out for me and no matter how distant I get they don't give up on me :) problem is they live in another city. Where I live, I have no good...
    Hidebehindtherain Hidebehindtherain 26-30, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Internet friends are the kindest and best kinds. I have internet friends from all over the work that I game with at times and even when you're not gaming they're always there for...
    voodoohexx voodoohexx 13-15, F Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes you are right internet friends are the real there is a nice attachment with each other they are more sincere. I like
    kabooro1 kabooro1 46-50, M Jul 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As strange & sad as it may sound, most of my friends are people on the internet. I actually prefer them to most of the people I know in real life. Especially here on Experience...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's gotten to the point where I don't even care if people don't like it, because the truth is, all of my friends are on the Internet. I'm bullied and they understand me because...
    hihowareyouimtess hihowareyouimtess 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Almost all my friends are online and my brother makes fun of me for this saying I don't know them so I start naming a bunch of facts about them
    MomijiSohma1999 MomijiSohma1999 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    FOR THE GUYS....My son and I used to get a lot of laughs over that horrible and funny show, "The Pick Up Artist."Now I present to you the PUAs female counterpart,who is usually...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to have a good group of gaming buddies i hung out with, but they all went the way of the wind and dissapeared. Ive got an anxiety disorder so i dont really have any friends...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I will never understand, that if you move or change your job you loose most of your 'friends' and realize they were never friends. It still hurts. If you call them they talk like...
    LockieLeonard LockieLeonard 46-50, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My best friend of 20 years recently decided she no longer wanted to be a part of my life. We no longer had the same views about life and although I accepted her no matter what she...
    CandleDancer39 CandleDancer39 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a few friends I can call best friends, I am lucky I have them and they are friendships I have had for over 10 years. I trust these friends and can be myself with them. My...
    myworld39 myworld39 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    quality is better than quantity. nothing more true when it comes to friends. if you've even got 1 friend that you keep your whole life that is special and should be treasured. A...
    IMyOwnLeader IMyOwnLeader 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    She may never read this, or ever believe it. But she's the only person on EP I've felt I've got to know on a personal level. Someone I've actually felt close too and thought about...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm very guarded when I let people on the internet talk to me. I assume most of you are creepers or can add no real value to my life. And that's not just an internet thing. My...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Trueness. I mean, there really is nothing wrong with having a lot of friends. On the contrary, being friendly is a good character trait to have. However, you should be responsible...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Internet friends will always be better than real friends, even if they don't see you or talk to you in person, they'll still understand you.
    californiaqueenn californiaqueenn 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This one is complicated. I wouldn't say people you have never met in person are as good as friends. But nowadays one can still (despite the trash/junk online) find meaningful...
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You know I already have this my 3 very best friends in the world Lyric, Amelia, and Sidney thank you girls and my newer but very nice friends Alyssa, Sylvana, and Penelope thank u...
    birdroks birdroks 18-21, F Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes!! I only need those who truly have my best interest at heart. You have a mission, a battlefront to conquer. Not everyone is meant to go with you. Some are there to challenge...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Sadly though I have like no friends at all right now. :(
    EFairy EFairy 18-21, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have seen some profiles here, where people have thousands of friends, and I don't see the sense in that. I would rather have a small circle of friends, to chat with, but yet be...
    strafer008 strafer008 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have 2-3 close friends and everyone else i know are literally just acquaintances
    mareiyanna mareiyanna 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you want to add me to make up numbers on your friends section please follow not bother I'm here to make friends and learn new things. I keep my circle small as I like to get to...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I met my bestfriends Mel this year but not IRL as I say in real life but I'm excited cause right now were are working on a book and it has over 20,000, reads and we are texting...
    MyLifeSoundsLikeLies MyLifeSoundsLikeLies 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I would, but I move too much to develop any kind of close friendships. It's lonely and it freaking sucks
    nomegusta nomegusta 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." ~Muhammad Ali
    intrigued4life intrigued4life 36-40, F Jul 8