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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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    And I just met one who is an absolute gem. She has the most incredible attitude I think I have ever ran into on this website. But I am so glad that we are now friends. Isn't it...
    ICRETO ICRETO 46-50, M 17 hrs ago

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    You can have a lot of friends and they may be nice to you, or they may be terrible to you. But it's always hard to find that one person, or maybe multiple, that is the best friend...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Is it weird that I kind of hate all of my friends? :/
    SlaveToSociety SlaveToSociety 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a friend he goes by Tyler, he's the sweetest person ever He has helped me with a lot of my troubles He has a humor I understand I could talk to him for days Very sarcastic...
    MsLouisLane MsLouisLane 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I think the word friend, is thrown around way too easily. When I was younger, I was very quick to call anyone I shared a few words with a friend. As an adult, I realize that true...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    since I came to the EP, I started to feel much more shy, because did not know how they would react to whom I now call friends of the heart On the internet there people who are...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I have long thought that my generation would be the one to fail and it appears to be true. We sadly are heading for an all out war. I say sadly because I have seen the cost in...
    dec2remember86 dec2remember86 26-30, M Sep 4

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    How do you keep friends from falling for you? I'm a happily married guy that likes to have fun, I'm outgoing and friendly. I'm not a cheater, my wife is on EP too! My problem is...
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 8 Responses Sep 4

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    I believe Internet friends are real because they make you feel better than the ones that are close 2 you and thy are very generous and kind...
    miizfaduma miizfaduma 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    Honestly I can live without a few "Close friends too! I'd rather some really great friends! Someone that knows all my secrets and flaws and at the end of the day I'll know that I...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    They are, you know! Ok, we have fake names but what is in a name? I feel l am more myself and real on here than in real life. Don't get me wrong, l do have a few close friends in...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think people can relate extremely strongly from online connections, but it depends on how they relate exactly, just like in real life people we interact with whom some might...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    they really are! i met some people on the internet that have been nothing but joy in my life. finding good friends is hard but it is very easy to meet people up here (when you're...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    If you want to be in my circle then we need to interact on a somewhat substantial basis before I will accept requests. There is no problem if someone wants to be my fan and follow...
    JoeGogg JoeGogg 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Disposable It's funny how you can mean the world to someone one minute and be nothing to them the next. Online friendships are new to me. I never did the chat room thing, and my...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 27

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    Men are better because it's much more passionate. I like emotion when having sex. Don't get me wrong I love my vibe but it'll never be better than the real thing.
    Ldalg Ldalg 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    I have gained so many Internet friends yet my Parents have a thing for no Internet friends I am 14 and they let my little sister who is 8 talk too people on Fantage Now call me...
    Tomboychick423 Tomboychick423 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Internet friends are awesome, if only I could meet all my internet friends someday, I'd be the happiest person alive and I wouldn't feel all alone anymore :)
    AwesomeErica AwesomeErica 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Well the thing is. My internet friends are my real friends. I mean the ones I truly care about...Yea they are my real friends! I don't have anyone I can talk to in my sorry social...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yes, I am because I want to have that person with whom I can share anything & everything.I believe in humanity,so country, religion, age, gender does not matter for me. Please...
    devomkar devomkar 22-25, M Aug 20

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    True friends are rare metals. Very rare.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    It's great to here from my good friend named Naco26withcheese he's a good friend of mine
    Lewis21dude Lewis21dude 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    I've lived by this my whole live (close friends over many acquaintances), but I'm starting to wonder if I'd be happier with many fake friends? I mean, don't they seem happier? I've...
    Tory102 Tory102 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I just got bullied by this group of girls in my block. They are blaming me for something I didn't do in a group work. Two of the girls just shouted at me. Now, their whole group is...
    huangzichen huangzichen 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I am now a private person because I've realized that I have my own back when it comes to my problems..don't need a lot of fake friends in my life. I'm satisfied with just a few. I...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    In my experience, internet friends become friends that you can rely on, due to the nature of how you become friends.
    Pecbri Pecbri 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    As of right now I have a small group of folk that I consider my true friends. Some are online and others are my day to day pals. It is difficult to make friends because you may get...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Not a lot of people are true friends I realized this multiple times but each time I said give them another chance but each time I find out they aren't my true friends
    rushman5 rushman5 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I have two great friends on ep called Projectgwyn101 and joshtr12 they are great mates of mine they helped me on ep when times got tough and made me feel better you guys are...
    Lewis21dude Lewis21dude 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'd rather have one close friend who I can trust with my life than many friends who are good fun but you just can't be sure that they'll keep a confidence.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I was never the most popular girl at school....not that I wanted to be, anyways...and I had my own little posse of friends, just 4 of us, that were just like little bit too 'geeky...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    It's taken me many years to realise this. The group of friends I have had over the last 5 - 8 years are the ones that I hope will be with me for life. They are GOLD. I've stopped...
    Tobeme64 Tobeme64 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 3

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    And I sometimes even like them better :) So if you're reading this, message me and we could test out the friendship waters, since we obviously already share this experience. :p
    lunalancing lunalancing 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I do believe that it is easy to find friends online. I also feel that it's totally okay if you start dating or fall in love with each other. I have found many lost friends through...
    devomkar devomkar 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have a lot of friends but I don't know all of them on a deeper personal level. I see some of my friends posting things that ask you to say which one of something they would...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    marvelherogirl and xxabiGAYlexx you 2 are my closest and only true friends in fact i have even spoke to xxabiGAYlexx on the phone and she is awesome and my best friend and...
    jackalfredthegr8 jackalfredthegr8 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    To all my EP friends good morning and good night. I must go to the jail called school!
    internetrodo internetrodo 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I lost three of my friends, they are the only friends I have in my school. Anyone else know how this feels ?
    venningj venningj 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I know you guys are too awesome to not be friends with me!! Huddle up!
    LittlestTwily LittlestTwily 13-15, M Sep 2

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    Do you think that there is a true friendship nowadays?
    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    The definition of friend is someone with whom you share a mutual bond of affection, so internet friends count! Woohoo. You don't have to have actually met someone IRL to get on...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Yes! I have internet friends :) they are from Dubai and Japan :) the three of us are really close :) i am from the Philippines. I met my friend from Dubai through a mutual friend...
    itachiuchiha07 itachiuchiha07 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Really good ones. Sohhhh greattttt
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    I try and try but constantly get nowhere with my efforts. Or the 'best' case scenario will be it getting better far too late to enjoy life. Whoever said "You reap what you sow" is...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Heyyyy, Just joined, so thought I'd say hi before I got all deep with experiences I'm dealing with right now lol. So hello all, come say 'hi' 😊x
    JaixxNinexx JaixxNinexx 31-35, F 44 Responses Aug 18

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    They deserve that. It's selfish to take all the goodness for ourselves and leave all the trash behind
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F Aug 18