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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 have 3 really good friends that i cherish Sean - my friend since collegee and now my longest friend. 5 years and counting. He is an epic gamer so we first got clsoe from that...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    when choosing who you call friend you have to look in the mirror and see if they are looking back at you. A Good friend is a mirror of your characteristics and a compliment to you...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Im in desperate need of some new friends.
    missANONYMOUS13 missANONYMOUS13 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I've lost a few good friends due to misunderstanding.. I don't want to lose anymore.. I found out that true friends will stay with you no matter what and will go through anything...
    HighHopes811 HighHopes811 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I basically love to talk and hear stories of different people from different countries coz i'm interested to know 1st hand experiences about their culture; and from there, i met a...
    altec1243 altec1243 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I think a few close friends is definitely better then a bunch of people you don't really know, plus I'm not really the most social person, lol.
    mysteriouswastaken mysteriouswastaken 13-15, F Jan 15

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    I can count on my hands how many "true" friends I have had. I am saddened by the phrase "true" friend. Personally to be considered my friend you have to get past the point where I...
    Ulrythe Ulrythe 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Absolutely. Close friends are an integral part of my world. Their presence a treasure beyond value. We need those near and dear to us, trusted confidants, emotional supports...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really have very good friends but I only find them when I'm extremely drunk , I wonder why ! # everyone have good friends but the saddest part is you are not being a good friend...
    pranavstalur1300135 pranavstalur1300135 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I've been very good friends with a guy from Finland for several years. We both play MMO games together and share pictures of our day to day lives via Whatsapp. I consider him to be...
    dragonchixx dragonchixx 26-30, F Jan 6

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    Close friends... I will take a few close friends, who I can count on to be there for me...over a large group of people who are only thinking of themselves and don't give me the...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    In around last november 2014, I met 5 really great friends on Animal Jam. We have stuck around ever since. Not once have they asked for my personal information. Internet friends...
    IvyTheWolf13 IvyTheWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Internet friends are so nice I love them, their better then my real friends tbh
    brittany77 brittany77 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I can't really stand to be alone. I always have to be around a friend to make me feel happy, but it's just that some of my friends seem like they don't pay much attention to me...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My two best friends are on the internet. I'm in the UK, Marty is in Norway, and Bibi is in the US. We are all such good friends and we call our friendship MarBibSoph. We've been...
    butterybiscuitface butterybiscuitface 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    I am glad to have good friends here in EP. With whom i could share my thoughts freely without any inhibitions. I love talking and sharing to Mr.M and Mrs.V Love to maintain...
    guynice guynice 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    Yes I do believe that Internet friends are real because they are cool and they make you feel loved. But the people you are around everyday don't care. This is a special shout to my...
    elna3573 elna3573 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I believe that internet friends are real. Even though might not live close to you it does not matter because it's cool to meet people around the world. You can also find out what...
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I believe some internet friends are real. I've had some I called my "best friend" one day be the person I hated the next.
    omgemily omgemily 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    i have about 6 friends that i talk to ever single day. two of them are super nice to my and are my bestfriends... i have two other bestfriends who treat me like sh.it!(hanna...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 19

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    Watch the video. "Fake friends, negative friends....Ain't nobody got time for that!" They say you become who you hangout with. Lovingly and kindly step away so that you aren't...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Acquiesce sweetheart, stand in front of my chair so I can see how your new lingerie...I mean Jammies look on you. Good now face your sister and give her a big hug and don't let go...
    JacksonvilleDom JacksonvilleDom 31-35, M Jan 7

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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 1 day ago

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    Growing up a Army brat as we were called you move every three years to a new place or over seas . You learn to adapt and your always meeting new people and being the new person. I...
    BreakingdawnOne BreakingdawnOne 46-50, F Dec 30, 2014

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    some of my closest friends i met online and have been friends for years because we got to know eachothers minds and personality without even seeing eachother so nothing trivial...
    thatx1xguy thatx1xguy 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Unfortunately right now it's the opposite.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    Because in the end, fake friends never notice your tears, agony and pain. They're the ones who will leave during your arduous situation/s. Having monumental amount of friends is...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have 300 friends on facebook, only 15 speaks to me Wake up, wake up can't you hear the call you're a robot, and you don't see it find true friends and forget the rest I have 3...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have a dilemma. I think I know the answer but I like your other answers. I have a girlfriend. She lives in Dubai. Supposedly was raised in the US as a transplant there sometime...
    Jonathan50 Jonathan50 41-45, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I find myself alone much of the time, partly due to my own choices. Now, I am ready to get to know people..and myself...again. Surely there are others like me out there in this...
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Seems all I have around me is people I know. No one really close to me where I would trust them. People are different these days. Or maybe my expitations or experiance hinder me...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Is there people that still exist who do not let their personal issues consume their lives? I can understand that we all go through things in life and some more often then others...
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Those are my favorite people. I do my best to put them down and show the ones who go out of their way to show how much better they are that they are just the same as the rest if us...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Jan 9

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    Lately since I've returned seems every guy wants to be in my circle. Sorry It's not me nor desire what BS they offer. If your accepted in my circle it means you came true and are...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    This is true. I've met a few awesome people on here. :D
    DanceTillSunrise DanceTillSunrise 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    i want friends here .. i love discussion , asking questions here .. i really would like to get some true and real friends as well here , some special friends who understand and...
    STT411 STT411 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    This is the first thing I've written in here since before Xmas because I've been working so much.. Anyone have any interesting happen to them in the past few weeks?
    CatL0105 CatL0105 22-25, F Jan 21

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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 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. Hubert H. Humphrey Jr.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I wonder, I wo-wo-woo-wo wonder hehhe! ... I'm a handsome guy, and women find me attractive in general. ...a year ago I madly fell in love with her and she had a boyfriend for...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    i get so upset when my friends say they are fat, or not beautiful or skinny enough, when clearly they are and you tell them how pretty and awesome they are but they don't believe...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M Jan 12

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    Slow process. Standing in line battling those in front of you. Have a high number. Standing in line and observing the scars and then walking past the shops of hurts, fearful...
    gowithmyheart gowithmyheart 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I can't stand smart @ss people, no you're not better than anyone, and don't try to "out-wit" or "out-smart" us either bc I will put you down on behalf of everyone who agrees with...
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M 2 days ago

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