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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 do some friends start out good, and then seem to fade away? Why is it harder to find good friends as you get older? Is it because you're not forced to be together daily like...
    Sionna7910 Sionna7910 31-35, F 7 Responses May 15

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    I've always found that you don't know who your friends are until you really need them. Treasure those who step up to the plate when times are tough because it's easy to be a...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response May 16

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    I use too have good friends that I can recall good friends. But they all forgot about how good of a friend I was and hang out with other people. Now it just annoys me when I hear...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 3 Responses May 12

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    it has become damn near impossible to find any like minded people to hang out with. Most women/girls seems so superficial and only like to socialize over alcohol and talk about...
    Anangz Anangz 26-30, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've never had any, some have been close to good, but they disappeared and when I needed them, they ditched me. I'm sure they'll blame me, but really, I think they're to blame, at...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 3 Responses May 24

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    In life, you can count your real true friends on one hand......
    ncfootguy ncfootguy 36-40, M 2 Responses May 4

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    So there's this guy at school. I don't love him or anything like that. He's kind of like a ...friend... He always protects me. When something/someone is bothering me, he stops it...
    yarazebian yarazebian 13-15, F 3 Responses May 18

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    I find most people are unreliable bc loving, kind hearted souls are truly hard to find. you really can't trust anyone these days! I am a firm believer in that - and it's sad how...
    MalaniaXmc MalaniaXmc 26-30, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    I thought I had friends. wow. im so stupid. where are they now? you're all alone
    justdontleaveme justdontleaveme 13-15, F 6 Responses May 18

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    I know many people (although more know me ironically!). But friends can be counted on one hand unfortunately! Have to be able to trust and depend on someone first and these are BIG...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 18

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    So my best friend and I haven't hung out and have barely talked within five days, I know I know it doesn't seem long but I practically live at her house. Legit every day she hung...
    Sccrgrl60 Sccrgrl60 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The best friend I ever had died in February. Suddenly in a stupid traffic accident. I never realized how amazing she truly was. Until the moment I had some stupid **** to say that...
    kdkab00m kdkab00m 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    It is very rare that I meet someone that I feel I can truly be myself around. It can be so easy to get caught up in life's roles and sometimes I feel like I'm missing a piece of...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response May 18

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    I seem to find myself at this place quite often . Questioning others real intent . Questioning everything about everyone . My lack of trust in others prevents me in making any real...
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 11 Responses May 18

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    So then theres "rose" and "ana". I really shouldnt use fake names for these people. I should write full names & give links to their social media so you guts can be mean to them xD...
    DeepBlood DeepBlood 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    It's just a feeling inside. Besides my family, lots of my friends are not real friends. Unless I call or text them. None of them will "remember" me until they have problems and...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M 1 Response May 8

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    when I was 15 I joined a facebook group of anime enthusiast and it changed my life.I was bullied and broken and I really hated my life I cried to myself alot.alone. however when I...
    late0 late0 18-21, M 6 Responses May 10

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    I didn't use to think that internet friends counted as real friends but over the last year I have made plenty of good friends via the internet and they are supportive and caring...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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    I seriously have to vent about this today because of the fuckery that went on today. Today really just proves how fake alll my "friends" are. So i guess I won't use real names but...
    DeepBlood DeepBlood 13-15, F 1 Response May 6

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    I fell in love with one of my internet friends. It was when I was first discovering that I was trans. She didn't know I was trans, she thought I was just an underdeveloped boy. We...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 7 Responses May 10

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    I am a misanthropic introvert, and never really cared for friends. But lately whenever I try to express my opinions on anything with my family, it seems to only start arguments. I...
    LaufeyJarson LaufeyJarson 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    Yes i do believe that internet friends are real. I've met some of my closest friends via Xbox Live and been in contact for over 6 years now. I've also had the chance to meet them...
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 5 Responses May 3

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    mainly cus i was super shy as a teen not a kid but teen yrs when i moved to a new school, so i loosed all my besties...21 and super outgoing talkative annoying lol and few friends...
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain 18-21, F May 16

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    I can't believe this is happening. Going to meet my best internet friend this summer, it's going to be awesome, no doubt!! Who said internet friends aren't real?
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 3 Responses May 22

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    Internet friends are real... I just don't have any. I rather hang out with my homies. Fried, Mashed, and Stuck-in-a-Stew.
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 1 Response May 25

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    I find it easier to make friends on the internet. Yes they're real friends plus I would like a few.. Around my own age. Maybe in time we could swop numbers, snap chat ect.
    WannaBeAna1 WannaBeAna1 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    yes. internet friends are the best.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 4 Responses May 4

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    Personally, I think Asian girls are very hot. I have a few close Asian girlfriends in my group of friends.
    momwithtwinsagain momwithtwinsagain 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    yeah well, today I came to school to find out my thought to be BEST FRIENDS are big FAKERS...but I did find out that someone truly cares about me, someone who went through tough...
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Race doesn't matter to me although all my friends are black. maybe when I migrate that will change . hehheee
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 1 Response May 10

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    Well, since I am a gay man, I am strongly attracted to other men who are gay. When an adolescent, I enjoyed other boys and came to the conclusion that I was bisexual. I have NEVER...
    subrosa6 subrosa6 61-65, M 3 Responses May 6

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    I'm torn, as I think sometimes fathers are important. I dream of the day I can cut my abusive SOB father out of my life for good. That would mean letting go of my mom and brother...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 Response May 25

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    Internet friends seem more supportive than real life friends. When I was a kid I was told "don't talk to strangers on the internet" but they are supportive and great to talk to, as...
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    I've always wondered who are true friends and who are just your friends for the company. I find that even if I really care about a friend it doesn't always get reciprocated. My...
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    I had one person I have been talking to for months and months. Then I had 2-3 days of finals so I wasn't on much. Suddenly, he vanished. He always was worried about me being the...
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 8 Responses May 14

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    When something thats small turns to a friendshipA friendship then turns to a bondAnd that bond will never be brokenAnd the love will never get lost!💞 Even when they're gone you...
    DevilinaSundress DevilinaSundress 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    Hey guys! So I thought I'd share my story of my friendship with menno! I menno and I met on EP about 7 months ago I think, and we would talk all the time and Skype for hours, one...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 6 Responses May 12

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    That's true. They're indeed real. Not everyone, some just hurt and go. Like hit and run. But some.. some of them just reside in our hearts and heal us all the time. I've internet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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