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I Now Realize a Few Good Friends Are Better For

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    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

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    I really believe that.I prefer having few but real friends instead of alot and fake friends.I dont really have alot of friends,and one girl who i thought was my best friend...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I thought i had a few good friends, but when i told them i had cancer they all disappeared.. Cancer free now, but at least I know who i Cant count on anymore.
    VRN18 VRN18 36-40, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Unknown
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 7 Responses Nov 28

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    Why is it friends are only your friends when they want something? They know everything about you yet forget the most important things you talk to them about?
    xoxlovelifexox xoxlovelifexox 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    It's really hard to find friends whom you can share all the things you've been. i hope i can meet that kind of person here ??
    JozetteVTorino JozetteVTorino 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    And the ones that were good have left or stay away.They are stalked or posts are flagged by people who do it out of personal vendetta than real care.I am still there as I still...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    i don't have romantic feelings for my best friend but she's the type of girl i'd wanna date. bc she's kind hearted and cares about everyone immensely and that's a great quality...
    flawlxsskay flawlxsskay 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    so rare i have yet to come across any :) but eh, I don't mind.
    moondust21 moondust21 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I only have like hmmm...2 true friends ? ... out of maybe 40 people I know at school ? I've made "bestfriends" and this and that , but in the end we either hurt each other or...
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    True Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend You can call them whatever. People don't really need them but still keep searching for them. It's amazing how most people cannot be true...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Yes, I do feel internet friends are real. Having said that, interacting with people far away through text can be extremely difficult and frustrating at times. I must admit that I...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 15 Responses Dec 4

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    I couldn’t be happier with my EP relationships. Honestly I am so fond of my friends. When I’m signing off for the night I always let my friends know that I’m going to bed...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    This has been one of my dreams. I wish to make good friends from all walks of life. I mean like across nations, professions, cultures, etc. I think it would be really cool! The...
    cooledown cooledown 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Right now my friend and I are naming all the emojis yeah I know what you all are thinking weird right?
    Youareallbeautiful Youareallbeautiful 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I find that internet friends don't see all your personas that are created in the real world and they see you more for you. They like you despite not knowing how you look or who...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Those judgmental bastards!!! who think they have a right to judge cause they are better. 1: Homophobic bastards 2: Guys who judge people cause you have a wife who is younger than...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    The love of my life and I met online. He lives in New England and I live in the South East. We started dating before we had even met each other in person. The best most loyal...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    It's true that internet friends are real .. Yup were not computer generated .. We have feelings , vices , dare I say emotions.. I engaged someone's emotions without realising the...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    its true. internet friends are real. i met a guy online and i felt so comftable with him that i could tell him anything and so is he. altho we dont talk anymore i still feel hes my...
    lor334 lor334 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I was best friends with this girl, but as soon as she met this other girl and they became close she started leaving me behind. She ditched me at New Years, forgot about my birthday...
    85544a 85544a 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    The problem with online friendship is that when things go wrong, we split. When I say something that makes you uncomfortable, or when you offend me, we’ll go our separate ways...
    pfloyd121 pfloyd121 46-50, M 12 Responses Dec 7

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    WWoooooohoooooooo!!!! Double digits! I count all my friends on my fingers. 10 friends (: I've never really been social. I've always been the awkward kid.i was the one everyone...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I have met some truly amazing people on EP, but I don't think any of them quite qualify as my friends. I talk to a few of them on a regular basis and they are good people. I just...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M a week ago

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    When I came back to EP in October of this year, it wasn’t out of loneliness, although I was, but it was in wanting to connect with other people who have been, or are going...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I only have about four people in my life currently that I trust and that haven't betrayed me. Two female friends, an ex, and a guy that is my best friend that I want to be more...
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    I've met a few friends on the internet and I feel way more comfortable with them than with my real life friends, well I don't really have actual friends except internet pals! So if...
    naomistent naomistent 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 11

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    Even though I have just my fiancé & kitten, I feel that the only thing I want are close friends. People that won't leave, that are actually there for you. I truly am a loner. I'd...
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F Dec 2

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    Why wouldn't they be real? Haha if anything they're better than real friends that will turn their back on you and ***** about you
    Mselisa Mselisa 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I like to be friendly with many people but when it comes to being a friend that may truly understand me.That's the kind of friend I enjoy being a very good friend with.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I would really love to have a group of close friends that I can connect with on a deeper lever. Spiritually, emotionally... Friends who will be there for each other. People to make...
    moonlightserene moonlightserene 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 11

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    Because you get invited more parties etc. Would I expect more from a crowded house of people who are friends but not friends?
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Dec 15

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    I am open minded guy and want to make news open minded friends. Open to any topic and too all lifestyles. I want to have news friends here. Man, woman, couple, young or old, race...
    naughtyguy13 naughtyguy13 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I've known a few people for like 6/7 years and have never met them in person yet we talk every couple of days online so yeah I think they are real friends
    mandybear29 mandybear29 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Not that I expect to make "friends" here per se, cuz to me a friend oughtta be someone you've actually met in person. But if I can meet people who make me think, "Gee I'd like to...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    How come society makes us feel bad for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are...
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28

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    I have great friends in my circle. Most recently I befriended an awesome aussie mate, Ron. He is fun and cool beans and if his lady interest doesnt realise what a good guy he is...
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I have a life outside the internet. I am actually pretty social. But I have also been apart of twitter for years and was on instagram before everyone I know was on it, and I met...
    brucewayne87 brucewayne87 26-30, M Dec 8

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    Some of the people I've gotten closest too have been people online. They helped me get through crap and become a better person because of it. I've even seen people find their...
    timsmith88 timsmith88 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    I do, there are some spectacular people here that I am ever so grateful to call friends. Now in all honesty I ask this question: Can I see you dressed up in lycra and tights...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 18

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    I'd rather have both; which I have. I probably have too many acquaintances, honestly...but I consider only a small amount of them as my real, true, close, best friends.
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Just getting in early ... this could take some practice !I want to wish all my dearest friends here a very Merry Christmas , and hope that you all get what you wish for this year...
    happinesswinsxx happinesswinsxx 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    My friends accept me as I am. That's how I know they are my friends. They don't try to change me, fix me, or judge me. When I'm being stupid, they tell me I'm being stupid, but...
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Its dry with a reddish tint and plenty of heat. Not much can grow there, but those who are natived - thrive. Its a hard rocky ground with little water.Its all fire and...
    everydayisagoodone everydayisagoodone 31-35 2 Responses Dec 5

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