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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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    Especially this day and age!These days people don't have any manners so i find this disrespectful and it shows me what kind of attitude they have so I tend to avoid these people...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Good friends are rare to get so if i'm your friend, consider your self lucky ;)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Good friends are hard to find.
    SoulInfluence SoulInfluence 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    there are friends who you think are your dearest but do not really reciprocate your friendship.. and then there are friends who you regard as "just another friend" but they are...
    remydodol remydodol 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I think facebook destroys friendships do you agree ? Explain
    BeautifulBrownBabyDoll BeautifulBrownBabyDoll 31-35, F 20 Responses Aug 13

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    It was early spring this year when my wife asked me "Would you mind if I did not wear bikinis on our holiday this year".She then explained that her reason for wanting to not wear a...
    stuartishere stuartishere 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I think internet friends CAN be real friends is probably a better way to characterize my own thoughts on this subject. I think that one's online friendships can be just as...
    NYX78 NYX78 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 17

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    Good Friends, Care for each otherClose friends, understand each other,But...TRUE FRIENDS, stay forever, beyond words, beyond distance and beyond time.....and i have quite a few...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    I used to think having "internet friends" was a joke. Then I came here and made some good friends. In fact, I don't even refer to them as internet friends. Friends are friends...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 10

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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 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am fortunate to say that I have good friends, a couple, but so awesome,trusting, loving, caring, supportive friends. I could say that they're part of my family :) I'm so...
    MrsScissorhands MrsScissorhands 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    i prefer having a few close friends rather than having a lot of friends
    youngsingle youngsingle 22-25, M Aug 6

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    My friends have always been my family. They are the family you choose to have, not what you're born into. I love my blood family but I am a black sheep and we don't often see eye...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Friendships run deep for me. Most of my friendships go back many years and I am loyal to my friends ♥
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F Aug 2

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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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    I need some good friends round the world everyone who likes message me or write in the comments :)
    sina93 sina93 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I know good things are coming and that they are here - life is good
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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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 a week ago

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    True friends are rare metals. Very rare.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Life has a funny way of letting us know that good things are coming by letting us hit rock bottom. Love-hate.
    bawniie bawniie 16-17, F Aug 4

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    internet friends are real. I have plenty. but my most favorite internet bestfriend is devin. I basically know everything about him. we have known eachother for a year & 3 months...
    iheartbands iheartbands 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    As someone who didn't socialise much in school, I was glad to know a lot of people in my first couple years of college. A bunch of them were definitely acquaintances and not quite...
    ACasualGuy ACasualGuy 22-25, M Aug 13

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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 4 days ago

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    Yer I met a few on the play station network, he was a sound guy hope is doing good in life as I sensed he was a bright soul.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 29

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    Im honest:- I do get attached, even online :). it doesn't matter to me where in the world you are, what you are or who you are - Its your character that had me keep coming back...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    For me any friendships gained online or off....share the same bond. I treasure a good friend simply because they are rare. I am yet to find a friend that will treat me the way...
    MzPhoenix MzPhoenix 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 14

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    More often than not people who become friends with me stop communication suddenly here on EP. I fail to understand what goes wrong . How to communicate with friends--any suggestion...
    rajchkraborty rajchkraborty 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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    I add people who take time to read me because I do the same before accepting a request. So, I expect that when we're in each circle, we will talk. Ok, life is busy and with all the...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    My best friend on ep left today, well..I noticed that she was gone today. I wasn't online yesterday so I don't really know when she left, but she didn't say anything..I'm truly sad...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I do believe that if a person is seeing the same vision or interest that u seek it well work and even better if u meet them in real life
    Jamelamel Jamelamel 13-15, M Aug 14

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    You know, people say that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Sometimes after so many fights and arguments. You just gotta start thinking are you both just better off without each other and going your separate ways.
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F Aug 6

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    I have many friends that are white, black, Asian, Latino, Mexican, and others. In fact, I am in an active interracial relationship and marriage with biracial children. My black...
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    Yes some people can make you feel good by just "speaking" with them from time to time on the internet. It is a place where you can actually "talk" to some people who are similar to...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 17

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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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    I love sleeping. It's way better than what I have to go through during the day. If we ever talk at night and I leave you unsuspectedly then you know why. c;
    franchesca19112 franchesca19112 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I don't think best friends exist, my family are mine :)
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F Aug 7

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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 46 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

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    most of my best friends from school are made from facebook 😂
    queentheresa queentheresa 13-15, F Aug 19

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    Should I just give up on real friends? All I have is online friends and no one in my school
    slippingunder slippingunder 13-15, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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