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I Value Friendship Above Everything Else

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    Above a Great Many Things, Cer... - Above a great many things, certainly. Or, more accurately, I value loyalty and honesty in friendship.
    Torak Torak 21-25, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    Genuine - I have many acquaintances, but very few true friends.  Acquaintances to me are failed attempts at friendship.  They are the people that are pleasant enough, but  I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19, 2011

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    True Meaning of Friendship - Its not about buying lunch  or cover for another when someone couldn't show up for work , its not about going to parties and set them up for dates...
    lonesomedove80 lonesomedove80 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    Friendship Is A Choice. - Because I was never blessed with brothers and sisters, I value my friends so much because friendship is by choice and not a given.  My longest...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 10 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    I Love My Friends - I value my friends like a treasure. Like i said I do not have family besides my sister. So friends are my family now . All of them has being so great with me...
    Secretpoem Secretpoem 22-25, F Aug 29, 2007

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    Friendship Bouquet - Friendship Bouquet You may not realize this – but the following is 100% true, think about some part of it daily. There are at least 2 people in the...
    pookiem pookiem 56-60, F Jul 24, 2011

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    The Phenomenon Of Loving - Sometimes it hits me, at just a random time of the day; how can we love people so much?  Unlike the way you choose your friends, you don't choose who...
    ddosdall ddosdall 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    Friendship Is Worth More Than Anything - i'm not the sort of person thats close to my family, so my friends are alot closer. i would do anything for my friends if they asked me to...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F Aug 15, 2007

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    FRIENDSHIP~ I can honestly say that through out the years I've only had... hmm a handful of friends that I could call REAL friends, they are practically family their * the girls...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F Feb 27

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    I Value Friends As My Family - I have no family of my own once my grandparents died and I have always made my friends like my family. But none of them ever felt that way about me...
    wildwriter wildwriter 41-45, F Jan 25, 2011

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    Friendship Is A Choice - Friendship isn't always easily described. The Eskimos, they say, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn't quite...
    winterlace winterlace 46-50 2 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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    Friends.. - I love my friends. next to God and my family, they're one of my greatest treasures. I believe in taking friendships seriously. I've never approached someone just...
    inoatheart inoatheart 19-21, F Dec 12, 2007

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    ...even to the Point of Breaki... - ...even to the point of breaking up the friendship in order to start anew!
    MJ2007 MJ2007 31-35, F Aug 28, 2007

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    Friendship -  in my opinion is completely amazing to be able to have common bonds with people and that feeling of closeness ...Ive made tons of great friends on here and just...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Aug 10, 2007

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    Away Or Towards - "When things are good, people look good, but when things get rough - who runs away from & who runs towards us?"   YBI have always been very close to my friends...
    MyNameIsCecilia MyNameIsCecilia 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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    Problematic - I place the value of my friends very highly.  But I have this problem with letting them know how I feel... I prefer to wait until they are willing to call me by...
    Elf Elf 26-30, M Oct 24, 2007

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    "Friendships are like money! Easier made than kept!" There is nothing better than having a good friend other than one that has chocolate!!! Friends are the family you choose!!!:)
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Friendships are too precious to mess about with ... I adore my close friends and in return I would love to be the best friend possible to them.... To have a good friend that you...
    saxappeal saxappeal 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm the only guy with respect for girls
    Sji23 Sji23 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    My friend knows all about me and still loves me....:*..:*..:*
    MyBoyyy MyBoyyy 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    I am told by a lot of people that im beautiful and none of that seems to matter because its not coming from him . Ive tried keeping busy and everything else to relieve my mind of...
    Unoplayedme Unoplayedme 31-35 Apr 5

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    Do you want to make a new friend? I would love to build more friendships - if this is something that is important to you too, please read on before you reply: 1. I do not and will...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response 51 mins ago

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    Hello everyone reading this site. The story that I’m going to tell you now is quite long, but I think it could be useful if you are in a similar situation in the future. It all...
    blinker1 blinker1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Originally written a couple of years ago, thought I'd share this here. Enjoy! Time is everything. "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I've known my"best friend" for almost 6 years now. We met in a locker room freshman year of high school and have been friends since. We understand each other perfectly and share an...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Mar 22

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    My biological mother died when I was about nine years old. But since then, my father remarried, to a woman named Kari. Now, Kari was an absolutely horrid person. She had some sort...
    bluemetalchick9 bluemetalchick9 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 30

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    I value it very much. My oldest friend is someone I've known since we were six. I became friends with a young woman when I lived in Augusta, and we're such good friends now that...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I don't really know how to start off, but this faking thingy started when I was in 4th grade. When I was young, I always knew that I am boyish and that, I like being a boy. But...
    UnknownForLife UnknownForLife 18-21 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was a freshmen in Highschool at the time. I had a really good friend, she always smiled when she saw me. She just was never upset when I was around. Keep in mind I was just...
    Shauntreece Shauntreece 16-17, F Apr 1

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    Abusive Friend - I let go of an abusive friend today. She blamed me for everything that went wrong in our friendship, which we shakily built on out mutual grief after my best...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Looking back to the current industry, there are a lot of power financial institutions with various capacities, diverse look and of course different qualities so that it can easily...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I want to open a spot for it at the national museum, it's something that extincted long time ago. I've never imagined that one day I'll have hard time finding good decent true...
    Joungar Joungar 26-30, M Mar 23

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I am frustrated that I have to write this. I feel that if I do not get these words down on something that they will burst out at the wrong time. I am thankful for the anonymity...
    ShootTheButterfly ShootTheButterfly 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    It's not a masochistic thing. It's kind of the opposite. My identity is not rooted in me being the best version of myself (perfect, correct, or justified). In fact, quite the...
    rougheredges rougheredges 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    We were best friends, to think it was just ended so fast. Freshman year we grew a part a tiny bit but this year she didn't even say happy birthday. We literally did everything...
    CountryGirl1210 CountryGirl1210 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I know what it's like to feel empty without someone there. But not just anyone someone that gets you enough to stay by you to find out the inner rest of you. To know that this...
    IyaAveer IyaAveer 41-45, M Mar 28

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    How do you know if it's love or just friendship love? Really confused...
    Shortie82 Shortie82 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I believe friendship is a two way street and I have created this account because although I have account I do have friends in school and outside of school but I am struggling to...
    isobelhapcher isobelhapcher 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    We were best friends and they ended our friendship because of politics.I was not thinking like them and they never asked me what I was thinking about politics.I really dont care...
    Bubzblub Bubzblub 13-15, F Mar 26

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    Yesterday my old best friend and I went to a movie. It was the greatest time I had in a long while, and it put me at ease knowing our old friendship could still be renewed. My...
    RhiannonStorm RhiannonStorm 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I think honesty is important in a friendship. But recently someone who is very dear to me began to be less than forthright. There are times when it is obvious she is lying but she...
    Korza Korza 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I dont know if this post is still working, but I want/need to share my story. I was married to a guy who was a psycho when I was not even 18. Coming from India, thats like a death...
    kindredspirit75 kindredspirit75 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    (This isn't a gay story) I had a friend named Oliver. He and I were friends for over 4 years. Some day during last December, I think around the 14th, I told him that he was not...
    Supercat8835 Supercat8835 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    such a rare event for a friendship to truly endure throughout the years. My best friend is my husband and always will be but I'm grateful for the few girlfriends I've known since...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Honesty is important is any type of relationship, whether it's between a friend, a lover, family member or even a stranger. If you know what it feels like to be lied to, then why...
    AimeeJr AimeeJr 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Someone ended their friendship with me, she said it was awkward. What does that even mean? What are reasons you guys ended a friendship? Do I have any right to feel upset?
    GreenPanda2015 GreenPanda2015 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    "We'll be friends forever won't we?" You ask me. I turn my head and smile at you because you have no idea what I'm thinking about. I think about how every morning I can't wait to...
    ILuvMusic229 ILuvMusic229 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    me and y girlfriend has been dating for over a year and on new years day she posted on the internet that she is in a relationship with her close friend from school and told him he...
    coolkat22 coolkat22 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 22