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I Want to Be the Best Friend I Can Be

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 207 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My story is very complicated and also very simple. The simple part is I'm in love with my former best friend. Everything else is complicated. We met 10 years ago when she came...
    deedist deedist 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    ...but as nice as that sounds in romance films and novels, it doesn't seem to translate very well in my real life experiences. In past relationships, the "best friend" element...
    xiamara xiamara 26-30, F 9 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've moved around way too much in my life and never was able to have that childhood "best friend". I've always wanted one though.
    GayManInTexas GayManInTexas 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My husband and I used to be best friends. We were very close. In the last few years it feels like he's just my boss. Someone that I report to and constantly disappoint. I really...
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    guys ...who willing to be my best friend are most welcome!
    onetouchforever onetouchforever 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Yes yes yes I'm sure most of us has had this experience but unlike me I've had this experience many times but I would like to talk about an experience I had today, If you've read...
    FriendshipQ FriendshipQ 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    My best friend and I met on Facebook last year in September. I saw her as one of my suggested friends, so I added her and after I did that I messaged her. I just told her how I...
    honestdezzy honestdezzy 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I am 20 years old, married, and I just have always wanted a platonic best friend that is also a guy. Yes, my husband is my best friend too, but I've always just wanted a male best...
    rosylittleangel rosylittleangel 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Ever since maybe 4 weeks into the school year I've being continuously third-wheeled by my 2 best friends. One of the girls *Alison, I was really close with, like people would...
    prismaticsarah prismaticsarah 13-15, F Apr 21

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    A little background info: In 6th grade, I was bullied A TON. All year long this occured. I was sent home every day crying. I reached out to the administration and they said "stop...
    bobbob9595 bobbob9595 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I don't want no one that wants a gay best friend. It's nice to think that you are accepting of gay people but you can't just select a best friend purely based on their sexuality...
    mbubu mbubu 26-30, M Apr 16

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    So my best friend and I met on Xbox last summer playing GTA V... We have now both experienced our first year of college together and seriously talked everyday. We always talk about...
    maiap maiap 18-21, F Apr 19

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    My former best friend and I were very close, I met him when I was 18 and we were good friends until feelings got involved. In the summer of 2012, he sent me a angry text message...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    This is the way to go not having one person as your best friend only. I find (have just learnt) that having one best friend could ruin your friendship later on and you can loose...
    FriendshipQ FriendshipQ 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    This question for me is rather ironic, considering the fact that I myself am gay. But even so, I would really love to have a gay best friend. Honestly, I would rather it be a be a...
    xNickDavidx xNickDavidx 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    It's crazy to think that I even being friends for about 8 years+, time doesn't change anything. My best friend had been gone for 4 years in another country and I had not seen him...
    Haywee123 Haywee123 22-25, F Apr 6

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    We have never met in person, yet, but we met on here a couple of months back and hit it off straight away. We cant stop thinking about each other. I am going away next week, but...
    Kestrel10 Kestrel10 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Wrote my experience on this topic already but I can't help but do it again. I miss my best friend a lot. I'm still not sure exactly why he stopped talking to me on my birthday...
    legzydawly legzydawly 18-21 5 days ago

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    It just happened. At first we didn't talk at all but one night we just starting talking and it lasted for hours. He's been my best friend since. Recently we just entered a "friends...
    LittleFlower36 LittleFlower36 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I dont just want a realtionship they can hold you back. I also want a best friend that I can sleep with, hustle with, travel with, make love too, shop with, club with, and live...
    Nobullshyt Nobullshyt 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 17

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    I have a really good friend and we get along so well and hang out a lot, but my god I hate her best friend whom I've known since high school and she drives me ******* nuts like omg...
    Allj93 Allj93 18-21, F Apr 17

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    Isn't this everyone's ultimate dream. Lately I've been thinking is it really necessary?Why can't the passion in the bedroom be all it could be without being your lovers best...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    I want a guy best friend with whom I can share all my feelings. will I ever find a true best friend who will be my support in all my situations, understand me completely, who doesn...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    So I go to class with my best friend, Hayden, and he is always touching me(like my abdomen and legs and hair and my face). Then he will always text me at night after his basketball...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I met her in 2013. We were only friends at first. She was getting bullied from some girls and they were very bitchy with her, but I tried to help her through it. I spent a lot of...
    24smgcry 24smgcry 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love him so much. He was my dog for 11.5 years. Yesterday I rushed him to the vet because I knew something serious has been very wrong. Anyways he had cancer and I had to say...
    torijoy torijoy 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to have a very open and strong connection with a friend. My best friend who I've known for almost 10 years doesn't really feel like a best friend. I'm there for her whenever...
    whitersnow whitersnow 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I don't want to know his or her name... Don't want to know how they look... Don't want to know where they live... Dont want to know what's their language... Dont want to know their...
    PS333 PS333 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have come to realise that if I lost my best friend my life would honestly be empty. Every weekend we hang out and I feel if she's not around I will just completely and utterly...
    catdog5452 catdog5452 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    My best friend is the best guy that I have ever known! I never want him to get hurt by someone. I'm always there for him and for everyone else. I hope the best for him and hope he...
    Marie2359 Marie2359 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I too fell in love with my best friend. I'm 17 and she's 13. I know everybody thinks age is a difference but with us it isn't. i've been friends with her for maybe eight months. I...
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F Apr 11

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    I have friends, some of them are very close friends. But I really miss a best friend. Someone I can count on in anytime.
    metheorite metheorite 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I want a guy friend ... Someone to just talk to someone I can share interest with someone that can make me laugh someone to be my best friend 14-16
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12

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    I'm talking to my best friend right now and we are just telling each other how we miss each other and it's literally breaking my heart. We go to two different colleges far from...
    autumnraiin autumnraiin 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    My best friend was killed in a car accident in January of 2013. She was the one who actually made my formative high school years somewhat tolerable. I didn't have many friends in...
    Missdrakerss Missdrakerss 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I used to have best friends in secondary school but as life goes on you drift apart in your own directions. I don't know why it is harder to find meaningful friendships when your...
    PinkMacaroon PinkMacaroon 26-30, F 1 Response