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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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    Actually I don't think good friends are rare. I just think it hard to manage to many relationships. So I just keep a few good friends and the expand my relationships with people's...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M Feb 4

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    What are "good" friends these days? I'm finding out that no one really has that answer, nor are people "good" friends with people now for more than 10 years or shorter than....even...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I have just a few. Here, Marie-Claude, Pierre, and Thomas. At home another seven good, close friends.... They do matter, as a support-structure.
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    they are a treasure that you find in life's journey. I do everything I can to keep them, but when they need to move on I let them go letting them know my friendship is steady true...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    YES .. YES .. YES .. they are very rare, & that's agonizing. :'-(
    Dolunay80 Dolunay80 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 12

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    when you loose contact with someone whom you never intended to lose contact with,then out peer luck you reconect. it's a good feeling
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    An interesting quote I read earlier; good friends are like stars, you can't always see them but you know they are there.
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I used to have lots of friends.When we went out for drinks,I would watch the beer pour out the holes in my back.Over time I have just a few good friends
    workingdude25 workingdude25 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    Why is it that when you get out of highschool people grow up and act as if their lifes are better than yours? Like you know those friends who you were friends with for a long time...
    MKxoxo MKxoxo 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I meet a lot of people through gaming, but one person in particular stands out. About a year ago, while playing Team Fortress 2, I got on a server with an amazing player. I added...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I only got 1 internet friend in 6 years ...I don't know where to find really good friends ... Every where many strangers are interested in hot chat ...blah blah ...where are all...
    funtabulous funtabulous 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    A Menagerie of AcquaintancesI have met so many people online over the years. I remember the first site I used to chat was IRC circa 1994. It was awesome to think that you could log...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 7

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    close friends are the treasures in life, you can do anything you want to do with them.... laugh, cry, fight,prank and do all the nuisance but never disregard them...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Right now I have 2 friends. but I wouldn't hesitate to put my life in either of their hands and i know they would trust me with the same. we're all really into propping for the...
    boredalex boredalex 18-21, M Feb 8

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    Real friends are like gold. Acquaintances are like sand.
    alanbt alanbt 61-65, M 6 Responses Feb 12

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    The Internet is just one way to communicate with people. Internet friends are people sending text messages to each other. That friendship can then be taken further and people can...
    Einwulf Einwulf 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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    You can't beat good friends. No! Seriously! Legally,you can't beat them. Even if they consent,it's still against the law. Oh well...Happy Valentine's Day everyone. ;)
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    Confidence is built by experience. People share something about themselves, other people respond to what was shared and a dialogue happens. I would say, that this experience will...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I play many games and people respect me there because they don't know what I look like how I talk or anything like that a lot of my friends are on the internet people say its bad I...
    wintter54 wintter54 16-17, F Feb 5

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    My best friends are on the internet. I am able to express myself, rather than to be judged in reality. My friends on the internet are my escape. I love you guys :*
    smile44me smile44me 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Finding friends are hard to find. It's hard finding life time friends. Everyone wants to sleep with your spouse or sleep with your family member. Or even steal from you.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love to show they are cared for....I talk to them and listen a lot
    spicycook spicycook 41-45, M Feb 2

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    acquaintances are wonderful to say hello to and catch up with but it's normally superficial and you only share important matters when you see each other, maybe months or years...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses 10 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 Jan 31

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    How do you make friends here... If your an introvert?
    imaqi imaqi 18-21, M 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    When I think of online friends, I think of them as pen-pals. Like how it worked before the internet: writing out a letter and sending it to another state or country with maybe a...
    ChellyRocker ChellyRocker 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I've had one certain Internet friend for about 4 years now, maybe 5. She's been a better friend than all of my other friends, we've helped eachother through tough times and she...
    KitCN KitCN 18-21, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have one very close friend. She is female and that puts up barriers. We'd like to spend more time together but both know that people would see it as inappropriate. We are both...
    CuriousCD66 CuriousCD66 46-50, T 1 Response Feb 11

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    But I don't have any... I have an account on every social network from Facebook (mostly RL friends) to Reddit. I do this so I can meet different people that share my interests and...
    Yerbatero Yerbatero 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Anonymity. Being anonymous can be powerful. I often think you get a more true expression of someone's thoughts and desires, a clearer picture of who they might be at that moment...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M Feb 7

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    You know those ones, the ones that you could happily appear at a function with, arm in arm and feel safe in their presence. The ones you could dress up with, dress down with, and...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I have a very small circle. I left high school in sophomore year and left everyone else there because of the bullying. I've ran into some people I used to talk to. I've tried...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am wickedly hiding on the job because the newbies complained yet again. They keep thinking they know everything about this job so I am going to test that theory now. Good luck...
    TroubleTree TroubleTree 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I met my best friend over the Internet and she lives 7 hours away from me and we realized that she lived an hour away from my aunts that i go to every summer and we met and it was...
    AwesomeBandsBeAwe AwesomeBandsBeAwe 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I think that this is really good advice to follow.
    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I do have a lot of acquaintances, but the true friends I have are more like brothers. We would die for each other we're that close. I love them to death and wouldn't trade any of...
    ethan96 ethan96 18-21, M Feb 10

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    Small gestures that make me smile 1 text from friends saying hello 2 when a random act of kindness is bestowed upon me 3 I can become close friends with someone and not have them...
    braveywanes braveywanes 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends...
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today my friend travels back home across the pacific. I cherish the time we shared as friends. I also understand that the friendship will weaken and the bonds fray with the...
    darin99branch darin99branch 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    After a dilema in elementary school every since i've only had close friends :) I like it that way, what's your reason?
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    One of my closest friends today lives about two states away from me. We met online and are wanting to plan to meet up in a city. We've been close for about two years now.
    multiplemoons multiplemoons 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Everybody acts a certain way around different people. But tonight, or morning in Central U.S time; I just wanna say good night. My first good deed lol
    Lostdreamerr Lostdreamerr 18-21 1 Response Feb 8

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    I do believe I am lucky enough. I am alive, I have a loving husband, 2 nice, healthy kids, a good job- teaching in a school just about 20 kms from my home. I can pay my bills, buy...
    Snalla Snalla 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Faelan Gage Morgan And Gabe.. LOVE YOU GUYS :") hahah! Lol! You guys are the bros tbh.. ;*
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 6 days ago

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