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I Think Real Friends Are There When It Counts

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    A True Friend Steps In

    Long ago a friend told me this and have carried in my heart and mind ever since...A TRUE FRIEND WILL STEP IN WHEN IT SEEMS THE WHOLE WORLD HAS STEPPED OUT".....over the years I have found this to be ture and like Walt Whitman said: " I no doubt deserve my enimenes but I don't...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Oct 22, 2011

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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 1 Response 5 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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    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 Sep 14

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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 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I have discovered that one could really make true, real friends here, online!! I am very excited and looking forward to build on this!!
    Kenspyker Kenspyker 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

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    All my friends are real, both online and off line. When I think of real friends though, I guess what I really mean is "true" friends. Those who are my true friends are always...
    MAT5629 MAT5629 41-45, F Sep 3

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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 Sep 13

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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 12 Responses Aug 27

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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 Sep 13

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    I have my two brothers and my mum. I really really want real friends.... I'm so lonely and am a poor excuse for a human. I always end up getting used and hated... People only like...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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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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    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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    i only have 2 friends but there not friends with each other... my grade is only 60 girls at an all girls school well i just wanna be asked to lunch or asked to come over someones...
    kayeEL kayeEL 13-15, F Sep 9

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    Most of my friends are from here and I guess I'm okay with that I'm not very social when it comes down to person to person
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    You don't lose friends, because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you're better for it.
    prince35xxx prince35xxx 31-35, M 5 days ago

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

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    Perhaps that's why they are shy. When they go, they go all the way and then some regarding sex. It's crazy, I am extremely kinky, and now that I just began a new relationship...
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 18-21, F Sep 13

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    Literally though, they hate everything about me. My personality, style, and social group. They don't like me hanging out with any of my guy friends because they are CONVINCED i am...
    StellaFlower StellaFlower 18-21, F Sep 14

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    so im 17 years old and just graduated high school in June. throughout high school i changed my group of friends periodically. ive always kept to a small group of friends since i...
    justagirl18 justagirl18 16-17, F Aug 26

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    I went to eat at 1 church today for lunch. Later I went to another church I frequent on Saturday for dinner. My friend has been bad-mouthing someone she made up with, another lady...
    LovelyChris71 LovelyChris71 41-45, F 2 days ago

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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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    PART-1 So,this is kinda a long story and I will try to abridge it as much as possible.At the end of Jan of this year I started talking I mean writing up to this person anonymously...
    cluemisa cluemisa 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 31

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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 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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    I try and I try. But people I can actually count on whenever I need them are non-existent. My 'friends' want me around when it's convenient for them. When I need them though, they...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 12

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    One of my teachers was talking about internet friends and how it's IMPOSSIBLE to have an online friendship/relationship. He literally expanded the conversation into an hour and I'm...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Not everyone is - not all women or men are controlling, conning, or manipulative. There are only a number of them who are, and they seem to be drawn to certain personalities. If...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 5

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    who is hunting who? there are kids all over the place declaring to be magical creatures of every kind on this very site. then we see them hunting and trolling each other, because...
    Futuete Futuete 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    When I think about it. I really have no one to talk to..I don't even have anyone to send a text too who I know would listen & not judge me. Growing up sucks.
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F Aug 24

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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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    There was a time when black slave women put up on the auction block would have their blouses ripped open by their owners for prospective buyers to see the suppleness of their...
    theslyfox theslyfox 31-35, M 2 Responses 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 5 days ago

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    I've dated a few white guys and where I'm from it is very rare to see white male/black female couples. I really wish I could see more couples who looked like us. People tend to...
    friedplantains friedplantains 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    I got really tired of always trying to be there for everyone and it blow up in my face at the end ... Why do people bite the hand that feeds them ?!
    jaythegymnast jaythegymnast 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    i was lucky enough to have had some of the best of friends. i think it was because i grew up in a small farming community. everyone helped each other, because that's what farmers...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I met several people over internet and made some real good friend. The fantastic thing about internet is that it allows you to be as open as you like. And if you have people...
    maskedmagic maskedmagic 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I used to think online people were not real people. Kind of electronic blips that would troll your favorite sites for bit and then disappear into the infinity of cyber space...
    hugo1964 hugo1964 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are so many terrorists in the world, terrorists ranging from the Middle East, to The Ukraine and even India, because of their obsessive caste system... My Foster Mother is...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I've met many great friends on the internet from many different places worldwide. It's nice to get a glimpse of their culture and beliefs. If anyone needs help or just wants an...
    depressixn depressixn 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I look forward to meeting new friends here
    tradingmysorrows tradingmysorrows 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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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 made two amazing friends and we have been so close for 11 years . One is from USA and the other one from Australia. We don't speak for weeks or even months at a time we still...
    lillylove35 lillylove35 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I'd like to believe that, I want to believe that, but so far I've never met a single person online in the real world that I didn't already know from pre-internet days.
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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