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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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    When we are children we seldom think about yhe future. The innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourlives a few adults can. The day we fret about our future is the day we leavr our...
    kiBraziki kiBraziki 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm the friend who's always left out when the squad goes out to the mall or some other friends house. I'm the friend that always have to say "sorry but my parents wont let me". I'm...
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    I made a friend on here almost a year ago. His name is Sam, I think he'll see this. Dear Sam, You're an awesome friend and have given me alot of great advice. When I was sad about...
    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some of the most amazing people, I have ever met were from the internet. We text, email, video and talk on the phone for about 5-7 years before actually meeting. Perhaps, we are...
    Creativce Creativce 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have never really had friends and I am almost twenty-three years old. I guess I was not cool or pretty enough and too quiet. When I was younger I thought everyone was my friend...
    Nichole1992 Nichole1992 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey everybody out there hope you're staying cool we had 12 days of 90+ degrees in Seattle today pretty hot out here. Any of you guys from Texas I'm going down your Lubbock to visit...
    Miguel55 Miguel55 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Quite a few times I have said 'hello' to the darkness. They are green in my friends list but dark on their own page. What kind of a glitch is this? I shouldn't have to actually...
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I give too much space to everyone around me. I compromise my emotions wen i expct them just to talk. Not to listen to me . I met a guy at a pub few days back and met him again...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I realized that a lot of people do not trust in boy/girl friendships except with gay guys because the boy would always think about having sex with the girl. I'm here to say that...
    Judicael Judicael 16-17, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A real man always makes sure his woman is happy. A real man does not belittle or talk down to her. Treat her like you would a flower and she will blossom and make you feel happy...
    TodayOnly92 TodayOnly92 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    They're different type of people from internet some are great and some are weird, but that's not the point. I believe that relationship from internet could be real so I'm caring...
    imagineon imagineon 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I realized that Ive fallenfor my internet friend today. The only thing is I think I fell on my face. 😔
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Six years ago (or maybe seven) I was playing an online game where I met a person from my country. By the time we became online friends. We used to chat and play together all the...
    ThePurpleSun ThePurpleSun 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    The friendships that grow across screens is mindblowing. Then again, there are still nice people in this tainted world.
    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M Jul 27

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    The art of being a troll. I had forgotten how fun it was to expose whining ignorant children for what they are. All it takes is a simple comment... and off they go. There...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M Jul 26

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    Hey guys! So I thought I'd update you on my story with menno! So after becoming best friends on EP and skyping all the time, and our parents getting to know eachother and planning...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 9 Responses Jul 25

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    I used to have a best friend we were inseparable but sadly in 2006, I heard from her father through my dad, that her and her mom were shot in London during being mugged. The...
    StephBlakeIsInfinite StephBlakeIsInfinite 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I need real friends in my life.I dont want to be alone anymore.I need a friend as if he/she behaved my sibling.
    ebrarr ebrarr 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Over here I can complain about my neighbors and their need to spend so much damn money on everything, as I can't compete. Can't join them, for they are more advantaged, not doing...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    morganjen86, I was trying to just be friends with you but all you wanted was to borrow money. Because i am not in the position to lend out money you blocked me? WTF. Is that the...
    dtxpress dtxpress 41-45, M 11 Responses Jul 24

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    One summer I was really depressed and had a phone with so many restrictions that I could not make calls or text anyone and I had absolutely nothing social. Of course that...
    L928 L928 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I believe internet friends are real..sometimes, but they are just as hard to find as physical friends. There are a lot of impersonators and creeps on the Internet so you have to be...
    Cheyanne42 Cheyanne42 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I think they are real. After a while, they want things quickly and angrily... as if there was something owed... and it can be scary or sad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Jul 24

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    I've had a sort of interracial relationship though not in the way most people think of one. It was more like a lesson I learned. A few years ago this month, my then-fiance gave...
    MA902 MA902 26-30, M Jul 23

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    I recently got a new smartphone because Apple ios killed my old device, so I had to reinstall social media. I usually manage my privacy settings so that my contacts cannot find me...
    queeniejean queeniejean 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Gonna find a way to cure this loneliness Yeah I'll find a way to cure the pain If I said that you're my friend And our love would never end How long before I had your trust again I...
    Samp842 Samp842 13-15, M Jul 21

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    Yes, on line friends are more intimate, because in real life we screw things up royally, and there's no way to repair brokenness. So in real life, we repress and forget, we move on...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Of course they are real. Sometimes people doubt if they are a real person, but does it matter? If your having a fun time talking to that person and they are making you laugh, think...
    CuriousGuy833 CuriousGuy833 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I am becoming friends with someone I work with. No, don't think incorrectly, this is two talented women with similar writing and photojournalism capabilities. Sometimes, that in...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I need this more than anything, I need friends who are real, who don't play games, don't ditch me when it suits them etc. But in the real world, it's proving more and more...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I've never had a real friend. The only "friends" I have known were the ones who would talk to me when they needed something or if there was no one else there. I know that I'm still...
    mad2490 mad2490 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    As I lay here thinking of old friends, I realize that I've had several good ones over the years. Many are no longer living, but I find myself thankful that I shared in part of...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I am so happy to meet my friend on here we have talked for a few months and he is the best thing that has ever happen to me I don't even consider him a friend he is like my brother...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I miss having a guy bestfriend. Can someone be my guy bestfriend? :)
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    They're so much easier to talk to- you're rarely afraid to speak your mind. I'm embarrassed of my accent and terrible English-speaking skills, so internet friends are perfect for...
    Ranmali Ranmali 13-15 Jul 15

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    I started this group because I don't think I'm the only one that thinks this is true. The anonymous format, the distances between us, all seems to allow for the "guards" to come...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 20 Responses Jul 14

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    I've never met my best friend face to face. We've never connected physically. My best friend has never even heard the sound of my voice. Yet this person probably understands me...
    manchild81 manchild81 26-30, M 10 Responses Jul 13

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    I love this network, it offers the comfort of expressing one's sorrows and joys like one could never really do with even a closest friend perhaps. I have learned during my journey...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Jul 13

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