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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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    Why is it friends are only your friends when they want something? They know everything about you yet forget the most important things you talk to them about?
    xoxlovelifexox xoxlovelifexox 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Unknown
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 Responses Nov 28

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    they are rare. I am lucky to have one for 34years and I am only 42
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    it's difficult to forgotten someone who was very close last 4 years.
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    I couldn’t be happier with my EP relationships. Honestly I am so fond of my friends. When I’m signing off for the night I always let my friends know that I’m going to bed...
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    The problem with online friendship is that when things go wrong, we split. When I say something that makes you uncomfortable, or when you offend me, we’ll go our separate ways...
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    I have like one good friend but, she isn't even a friend. I talk to her occasionally from high school but yea. I call her my one good friend because then it'll be really pathetic...
    RaindropsOnRoses22 RaindropsOnRoses22 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    my internet friends are always there for me unlike my real friends who are just there wen they need help
    marriedtonetflix marriedtonetflix 13-15, F 9 Responses Nov 20

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    Yes, I do feel internet friends are real. Having said that, interacting with people far away through text can be extremely difficult and frustrating at times. I must admit that I...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 15 Responses Dec 4

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    there is some people when i lie to them thaey think im good man but when i be honest with them they think im bad boy by the way im honest with everyone because i don't have what i...
    Viali Viali 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I find that internet friends don't see all your personas that are created in the real world and they see you more for you. They like you despite not knowing how you look or who...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    It's true that internet friends are real .. Yup were not computer generated .. We have feelings , vices , dare I say emotions.. I engaged someone's emotions without realising the...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    The love of my life and I met online. He lives in New England and I live in the South East. We started dating before we had even met each other in person. The best most loyal...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm closer to my friends on Xbox live than I am to my real friends
    jwoods3659 jwoods3659 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Why wouldn't they be real? Haha if anything they're better than real friends that will turn their back on you and ***** about you
    Mselisa Mselisa 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    its true. internet friends are real. i met a guy online and i felt so comftable with him that i could tell him anything and so is he. altho we dont talk anymore i still feel hes my...
    lor334 lor334 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    is there any ''real friends'' in the world someone who listens, someone who cares, someone who has the same problems, someone who is different like me.
    columbus38 columbus38 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Am an Aussie Guy, working my way through a really nasty divorce after a 26 yr marriage. Its not nice being lied to and abused. Had All my money stolen ($47,000) and left penny...
    Chiffs Chiffs 51-55, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    without a doubt they truly areeveryone I see is a shining starnot many can compare unless there are twoWhen you see two together God has blessed you....
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 4

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    I feel like people joke about it because it's an uncomfortable subject, and they don't know how else to handle it. That is ABSOLUTELY NO excuse, just a reason that someone might...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There is nothing better than a women with knowledge and wisdom. it turns me on completely just the experience she can teach a young fella like myself.
    Mrfountain22 Mrfountain22 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    When I came back to EP in October of this year, it wasn’t out of loneliness, although I was, but it was in wanting to connect with other people who have been, or are going...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have made some good friends thru the internet. Some know more about me than my friends in "real life."LOL I don't know if that's good or bad. The internet has brought a lot of...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    I have a life outside the internet. I am actually pretty social. But I have also been apart of twitter for years and was on instagram before everyone I know was on it, and I met...
    brucewayne87 brucewayne87 26-30, M Dec 8

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    I posted a suggestion in the questions page that it would be cool to write an experience about an EP friend or more. :) So let me take this time to tell you all how much you mean...
    EmmaXP EmmaXP 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 26

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    I was best friends with this girl, but as soon as she met this other girl and they became close she started leaving me behind. She ditched me at New Years, forgot about my birthday...
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    True Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend You can call them whatever. People don't really need them but still keep searching for them. It's amazing how most people cannot be true...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I have met some truly amazing people on EP, but I don't think any of them quite qualify as my friends. I talk to a few of them on a regular basis and they are good people. I just...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I don't get in contact with my friends that often because i'm awful at it... (Seriously, i forget to reply to messages even when i see the notifications). But i had always found...
    MustardMouse MustardMouse 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I've met a few friends on the internet and I feel way more comfortable with them than with my real life friends, well I don't really have actual friends except internet pals! So if...
    naomistent naomistent 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 11

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    I have many friends from different countries. Most of them are female and attractive. There are Tibetan's from Nepal and the rest live here in Australia from mainly Vietnamese and...
    Ozdharma Ozdharma 56-60, M Dec 12

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    Now that I realize I am in one! When I first met my fiancee my family had just moved to town and the first time we visited the local Kingdom Hall he was there in company of another...
    Jehov4Life Jehov4Life 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    There are people that think domestic discipline relationships are abuse and just an excuse to hit your partner that is so not true would like to hear what my other friends think
    spanksrus spanksrus 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I do believe they are real. it's easier to admit your mistakes or problems because there's no judgment and they got know who you are first and understand the things you're going...
    Alekz2816 Alekz2816 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    It's true. I've had some great friendships with people I have met online. Then there are the ones that go terribly wrong. I never cared much for people who are just out for...
    wintershawl wintershawl 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    My friends accept me as I am. That's how I know they are my friends. They don't try to change me, fix me, or judge me. When I'm being stupid, they tell me I'm being stupid, but...
    MyChemicalBreakup MyChemicalBreakup 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Sharing jokes...laughter...even heartfelt emotion.Trying to understand amidst language barrier, might be hard...but harder if we don't have friends at all.I know chocolates...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    if you guys ever need a friend to talk to message me and ill be there for you c:
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    I believe in internet friends I am currently looking for one that can relate to me
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    I believe in internet friends I am currently looking for one that can relate to me
    nikueycookery nikueycookery 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Internet friends I met about 30 close friends on a one direction site (dont judge) plus my gf....we spent time talkinh from 6-3 am, even beyond. then we all got old and left, but...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 7

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