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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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    I understand all of the comments on this page...I am 50yrs old and my best friend is my husband...as far as a GF well, the one or 2 that live near me are not really friends, and I...
    deroH deroH 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Good friends are rare, incredibly rare. They won't just ditch you because they have new friends to worry about. They will stay with you, no matter how long you wait...
    reivven reivven 13-15, F Apr 8

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    Nicholas invited me for night swimming with his friends and it was SOO much fun because we snuck into his school to do it and his friends were great and they made me feel like part...
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I've met some really nice people on ep, but its not the same as having someone next to you. Hearing them laugh and seeing them smile is special. But I dont really have friends...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    It's a weird feeling to have friends tell me they care about me, love me, are here for me and want me to be okay and happy. I'm not used to it. I'm more used to being looked down...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I'm afraid to say I don't know what it is like to have a really good friend. Or at least not one outside the family. My brother is probably my best friend, we really talk about...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I have zero girl friends. When it comes to my wedding, I can't name a single person who would be a bridesmaid.
    iamthebeezneez iamthebeezneez 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    today I was working on a project with a coworker who I've suddenly noticed I'm being closer with, she talked about trying to adopt kids...and how her family is not supporting her...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am sick to death of my so called friend thinking that I should mind her children for her whenever she wants, I work and she doesn't mind mine I have to pay for my childcare. She...
    Bornsinner30 Bornsinner30 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I can't find good friends and keep them. I think something's wrong with me
    Smellmusic Smellmusic 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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    Last night I had dinner at my best friend's house. Just after dinner her neighbor came by to look at some repairs to her home. While she was outside talking to this guy for a half...
    tisme11 tisme11 51-55, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sadly so. I've probably wasted too much on the fairweather ones and neglected the ones who actually could have become good friends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 6

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    It's difficult to find a trustworthy, loyal, friendly, and a good friend! But this is what I'll tell y'all, even though I was betrayed by many friends in school, I still forgiven...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    I don't have a best friend or a friend......******* are weird
    girleve girleve 70+, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I don't many exist I have a couple and that's it
    reddemonsoul reddemonsoul 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I have not one friend who calls & checks up on me.....not one
    girleve girleve 70+, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    So, I have this friend that I would do absolutely anything for. Love her to death. I'm very protective of her, because she's ****** up pretty bad in the past, and my protectiveness...
    Sccrgrl60 Sccrgrl60 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Real friends are wherever you happen to find them. It's the sharing and caring that matter.
    Xman75rock Xman75rock 36-40, M Apr 15

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    One thing which really does annoy me is when my parents think my internet friends aren't my real friends. Like honestly, my internet friends are literally the only people I can...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 9 Responses Apr 21

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    My internet friends are closer to me than my real life friends. I feel like I can trust them more and I'm certain that they wouldn't go around talking about me behind my back like...
    mayyasothman mayyasothman 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    just because we dont hangout in person dosnt mean that therw not real friends **** i bet u that there is someone you talk to on the internet that knows you better than ur "real...
    chaspowell chaspowell 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 17

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    About three months ago I met my best friend on the internet though a mutual friend we both knew in real life. she lived in CT I live in Minnesota. We talk everyday and video chat...
    sorryimbenji sorryimbenji 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I have almost no friends in school when I was 4-5 year old.But in my neighborhood there was a girl who was three months younger than me.She was my best friend then but she came out...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    One of the greatest things that really matter to men is respect. They do everything possible in order to be respected by their friends and colleagues. When a guy sees that he is...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F Apr 23

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    I do believe internet friends are real, I met the love of my life through the internet, through EP actually. And what we have is more real that anything I've ever felt, thank you...
    RainbowKitteh RainbowKitteh 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I truly believe true friends are hard to find out ! I have friends and one best friend ! They are not my true friend ! They just show to be good on my eyes ! I don't trust them...
    Angelica9715 Angelica9715 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    some internet friends are real, but I don't believe in starting a relationship online. one thing is sharing ideas with a person online and it's something else to get emotionally...
    cyrax111 cyrax111 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    In my mind Small groups of friends are the real ones. Talking about small group like 4 or 3 people.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I feel so much more comfortable with internet friends then real friends. Please someone talk to me. Preferably high schoolers.
    haiimlola haiimlola 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 13

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    my real life friends have proven themselves to be fairweather friends, not true friends. i enjoy the people here more than them.i hate admitting this but yeah, my so called realife...
    KMBagain KMBagain 51-55 3 Responses Apr 25

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    What really bugs me is when people have there bass set to an obnoxiously loud level...
    michellerozsa michellerozsa 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Almost all my internet friends are 17 or 18.. I feel so young i'm only 15 years. And for a unknown reason I can't have a good conversation with girls .. .-. I'm weird yeah i know
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    Everyone thought that they were made from the imagination, but really they are beings from another dimension... I have more than ten 'imaginary' friends.
    PortalJumper PortalJumper 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Small group of real friends willing to give more, care more, share more and become more than mediocre.
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M Apr 6

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    I think kind people are so beautiful and its a pity that in a cruel world there are not more kind people ,perhaps then it wouldn't be such a cruel world .
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Heyyy, just venting lbvs! I don't have any friends, nor family! is it by choice mmm yea in a way but not really! I tend to block people out and keep a tough guard! Why, because I...
    TewTewLove TewTewLove 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't really like my friends anymore. and i don't want to stop being friends with them, because then I wouldn't have anyone else I can be with, especially at school. I REALLY...
    darkwreck darkwreck 16-17, F Apr 10

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    I'm so angry. I have 2 best friends, I'll call them 1 and 2. My best friend of 3 years is 1 and 2 has been in our group for 2 years. We had a mother best friend, "3" who moved...
    perthclo perthclo 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    (This is the kind of action I was taught about in church. I'm not certain I could've managed it even then.~bb)The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattooBy Catherine WynneBBC...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    When people are honest as to who they are a stronger friendship can happen. I've been lucky to find my best friend & husband online. Yes, there are liars as well, but they get...
    Geekynerdgirl Geekynerdgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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