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I Want to Be the Best Friend I Can Be

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 209 People

    I Think I Am....

    even at my own expense sometimes. When my anxiety was so bad a few weeks ago that I hadnt left the house in days, except for therapy, I still got out and walked half an hour to collect my best friend after she had an abortion, and take her home. I put her to bed, and spent hours...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

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    So Far... So Good!

    If you can be a good son or daughter, parent or sibling, then you can probably take from that and be a good friend as well. For me, I have never had a problem being a good friend. I cherish my friendships, they are all unique and specific to each individual. If I didn't have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 8, 2011

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    What Is a True Friend?????

    When I saw that my good friend, My, had started this group I had to weigh in because I am focusing on being the best friend possible to all my friends.  When I think back to the people in my life that were truly my best lifelong friends I can see common characteristics that...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 19 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Awesome Lines From 'Bleach'

    You have been hurt by unspeakable pain and sadness. Lets carry each other's indelible stains. Don't give up on living! Will I end up losing them someday! I want to protect you and your fading smile. So… Even if the resounding voice calling should me should wither Even if the...
    FriendsForEverandEver FriendsForEverandEver 18-21, M Apr 21, 2013

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    Not Sure Where Good And Controling Seperate

    I think every one believes them self to be a good friend. I don't believe I have ever heard a person exclaim to not be.The way I grew up, a friend was a person that was fun to be with but wasn't depended on. The only person I depended on was me. Every one else was extra.Through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4, 2011

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    Love And Forgiveness

    I always try to be the best friend i can be. I am always putting myself out there for others.. and that is what i called to do.When they blame me for things that go wrong in their life.. i realize it is pain talking and its not really about me.To be a true friend, i have to look...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I've recently found out my best friends cancer is getting worse and I'm scared I'm going to loose her. She has bone cancer and a tumour in her throat which is getting treated but...
    celticsage celticsage 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    He's my best friend and he will be forever,we are friends from past 11 years,he helped me a lot during my bad times so how can i forget this,and i dont wont to hide this also i...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I used to be. I used to be best friends with her. We'd tell each other anything and everything. She'd tell me about her day, what she did, and she'd tell me about anything that had...
    NotYourAverageAsianGuy NotYourAverageAsianGuy 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Best friends are always there to comfort us and make us happy whenever we are sad. Then, you'll just realize that you are already in love with them.Well, that's totally normal if...
    AngelsBroughtMeHere AngelsBroughtMeHere 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Okay so my story might be a complicated one, or maybe someone has been through the same exact thing. I really don't know, but I need some form of explanation and answers. Okay so...
    LadyDi95 LadyDi95 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I haven't been on this site in over 6 years and I'm back because my confidence and self worth are faltering and I can't control my thoughts. I'm 29 years old and I don't know what...
    andyx181x andyx181x 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    When I was 13, I fell in love with my best friend, Joshua...its been almost four years now and i still have the same feelings for him. It peculiar, how we met...he stepped on my...
    liz1999 liz1999 31-35 Jan 2

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    I was very close to one of my friends. She and I used to do everything together and I thought we had a good friendship. But another girl came into the picture. Suddenly, she didn't...
    Soccerkickin Soccerkickin 22-25, F Jan 7

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    Continuing my last year saga, now focusing the first time I felt in love. A girl talked with me randomly, because I was drawing and she loves sketches. Just like that. I found her...
    jonnyculliere jonnyculliere 18-21, M Jan 12

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    Im talking to my best friend, who is a girl, and she and my other friend friend, a boy, just recently dump her. Im glad that im helping her with her feeling and making her feel...
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I truly don't see the point of having a lover who isn't best friend quality. I believe it should be just more than a physical activity; why not make it fun? Intimate? Playful...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I didn't know that people can change so fast.. may be their priorities have changed.. whatever.. I lost my best friend.. I had a best friend who was THE BEST.. every time I was...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    Its funny how i remember days of us just laughing and pulling jokes and now it really sad to experience silence. Wow where do I begin so me and best friend met back in 7th grade we...
    scott2009 scott2009 18-21, M Jan 5

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    The last time I had a true best friens was when I was in elementary school. We sleepover every weekend, go places together, and it would be non stop. It was like having a sister...
    littleittybittytaco littleittybittytaco 13-15, F Jan 5

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    I've dated my share of girls and I've never met one quite the same, but the one I have always wanted to meet is the one that can not only be my one and only but be my best friend...
    NickO28 NickO28 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Over the past couple of years my friends has been hanging out with this girl who has money which my best friends family has never had a lot of they barely get by. We have been...
    LIVELIFE365 LIVELIFE365 18-21, F Jan 12

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    For some reason I dont have a best friend,i dont know what it is about me but im always stabbed in the back by so called "best friends" right now i dont have anyone to talk to no...
    Gertrude95 Gertrude95 18-21, F Jan 18

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    Mentally, I've been all over the place. So much has happened in the past month. I feel like I seriously need a break from people, routines and expectations. So last night I...
    PricelessJourney PricelessJourney 31-35, F Jan 18

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    Simply put.. I too am a victim of loving my best friend. For almost 6 years now.. I feel I'm too old for this but love has no boundaries.. he used to tell me about all..but...
    DrGeorgie DrGeorgie 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    HEY! So I have come to my realization that I need a friend. I don't have ANY friends where I live and I would really like someone I could call or text if I ever have problems...
    Canadianchick94 Canadianchick94 18-21, F 57 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I need a best friend. I've met so many fake people, and I need a new person in my life to change my thoughts about friendship(I am loosing faith in people...) I want, I am very...
    mariefrancess mariefrancess 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I want a friend. I want a friend who is a friend I want a friend who I can talk to. I want a friend who actually wants to get to know me I want a friend who listens I want a...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F Jan 6

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    I'm 16 and this is gonna sound strange but I need a best friend that has imaginary friends like I do, because I am going insane not having a best friend who will tell me about...
    ImaginaryBFF ImaginaryBFF 16-17, F Jan 11

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    My husband is gone now a year I was able to tell him everything there wasn't nothing I couldn't tell him he was my best friend also I didn't think a year ago when he left me I...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    I don't know why I got the idea of this app but I found it online and it sounds interesting. Anyway to the topic. I don't believe that somebody can be your lover as well as your...
    2bingo 2bingo 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I met my now best friend when I was in preschool. But at that time, we HATED each other because we had a mutual friend who we fought over (the mutual friend was also a boy so my...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F Dec 30, 2014

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    So I'm in 8th grade and basically in 6th grade this girl, (Lets call her Shelby) Shelby and (Lets call her Makayla) Shelby and Makayla were best friends. As well as in 7th grade...
    PastelOreos447 PastelOreos447 13-15, F Jan 2

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    About two years ago I met a most wonderful guy at school who everyone avoided. No one would talk to him, maybe because during the summer he went to a mental hospital. I was new to...
    jasperbites jasperbites 16-17, F Jan 2

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    My "best friend" is a nightmare. She's super selfish and self centered. Inconsiderate and arrogant. A total flirt and a total cheater. She has a hell of an attitude and a stupid...
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F Dec 30, 2014

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    My father has a twin. They moved to the same town and were fathers at almost the same time. Those little baby girls were more than cousins. That was me and my best friend...
    Emilyleahywho Emilyleahywho 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    It was my second year of varsity, and I had committed myself to my studies and eventually making it into med school.Until he came along.An adorable curly boy wonder who would turn...
    Tshifi Tshifi 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    When I started high school (I live in Australia by the way) I met this girl who is one year higher than me. It wasn't until the mid of the year where our friendship grew massively...
    MrFluFFYL0rd MrFluFFYL0rd 13-15, M Jan 5

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    We had been best friends ever since we met 10 years ago, but 2 years ago we had a massive, awful fight and hadn't talked since it happened- it was a terrible fight filled with...
    lemonjaide lemonjaide 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I had this friend, I wouldn't exactly call him a best friend but one time in my equivalent of high school, he kissed me. We had been friends since we were born and he was the...
    Dyliar Dyliar 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    I feel like I'm losing my best friend. I've known her 20 years. We've been through many ups and downs. I took her in when she separated. I was there for her and she for me. Now...
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    My best friend just told me she wants to be together. She wants to marry, have kids, everything, dog, cat, picket fence. As much as i want to be best friends with my lover, i just...
    jargonzhowl jargonzhowl 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Fell and falling in deeper. I recently discovered an interest in my best friend and the flame for him is growing larger and brighter by the day. We met during the 8th grade and he...
    CutttieBaby CutttieBaby 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Nothing can be more true than the fact that I love my best friend with every single atom that creates my very being. I am so completely awed by him and he understands me like no...
    CutttieBaby CutttieBaby 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    for you. the one who always can bring a smile in the darkness of my days. i dream of sailing away with you even when my eyes fill with tears because that dream is just that....a...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I want a lover who is also my best friend. I want someone who be there for you when things go wrong, be by your side, and comfort you, too. I need someone who will love me and be...
    winnie19 winnie19 41-45, F Jan 5

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