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I Want to Be the Best Friend I Can Be

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 202 People

    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 7 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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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...
    BeTheTransformation BeTheTransformation 22-25, M Apr 21, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    I remember this crazy experience that involves me and my two best friends and it was in like 6th grade and what happened was at this dance this girl "accidentally" kissed me and...
    KPSwag35 KPSwag35 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    The first (and last) time I ever did something "against the law" was with my best friend. We wanted to see the movie Elysium (which was actually pretty awful) two years ago, when...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    He didnt deserve to die...not at all. But he did, and I miss him so much. He was only 14!! Why? I ask that everyday. Along with, "why didn't I try harder?" So, here's what...
    DumbThaaang DumbThaaang 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'd really like a guy best friend. I bond more with men than girls and finding a girl best friend is a chore. Most girls are two faced these days :/ I like gaming a lot, I love...
    badluck3imi badluck3imi 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I lost my previous best friend whom I knew since 7th grade when we were juniors in high school. She became friends with some sophomore and she didn't like me and got her against me...
    badluck3imi badluck3imi 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't know....reading all the stories here...makes me feel I was never really even friends with my best friend. I mean we never actually met. Except for once. Never before or...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I had a best friend for 9 years. It was crazy. We started out in the first grade through freshman year. It's now almost the beginning of sophomore year. I always talked about my...
    alexazevola alexazevola 13-15 3 days ago

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    I miss her really bad tonight. She was my lover and my best friend but unfortunately you can't keep one without the other. Something good has happened in my life and I just want to...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    it's not fair because the girl I loved seems to have boys lining up for her. and she's entertaining that line. I friendzoned myself just so I could get close to her but in the end...
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend were inseparable. We truly were best friends for 4 years. He had a lot going on in his head though. Alot of things nagging at him from his brother and his aunts...
    hungryforchange hungryforchange 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    James is my ex boyfriend who I still have strong feelings about . My best friend sent me a text saying this: "I didnt mean for this to happen but James and I have been seeing...
    ElsieLavigne ElsieLavigne 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I recently broke up with my GF and have come to realize I really only have like one other friend who is like actually my friend. and the I'm really happy she's my best friend and...
    DaveEatsToast DaveEatsToast 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    In fifth grade a new boy came into my class and one day I asked him for help on my homework. He said that he would and then we started talking to each other everyday. We always...
    kattom kattom 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want a girl best friend again. I have had a few in my life and they where always the best friendships I have ever had. I can open up and truly just be the real me with a girl...
    Casper000 Casper000 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I am a lesbian and I like my straight best friend (cliche I know). We have been friends for eight years and if I told her I liked her I know for a fact we'd still be friends, so...
    olk00 olk00 18-21, F a week ago

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    Me and this girl, let's say her name is Lucy, for privacy purposes, had a undeniably strong connection from the start. We just got each other so well. And it didn't take us long...
    RecklessReign RecklessReign 16-17, F a week ago

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    I don't care if I ever get married again, I just want to find someone that can be my lover, best friend and partner in life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 22

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    I think I lost my best friend. we used to do everything together. And in the last week she has disappeared from my life. I only get texts from her saying she's hanging out with...
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    So I'm a lesbian and before I was bi I had a crush on my best friend before I admitted I was bi so a loooonnggg time I liked my friend so i didn't want to admit I liked girls (this...
    icantstandme icantstandme 13-15, F Jul 22

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    You ever meet someone that you're just so in sync with that it's almost like you're each a part of some more whole person? I met my soulmate four years ago and realized it three...
    purplefelix purplefelix 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    9 months ago today I got the call that God took my best friend home. It killed me to go to your casket and see your there. I tried to wake you up I tried my best. It's been so...
    lizaboo lizaboo 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I think I'm in love with my best friend. Let's just call him Bob, So I met Bob in 5th grade, I despised him greatly because he was annoying. So, I basically bullied him. However...
    kng123 kng123 18-21, F Jul 21

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    Four years has passes by since losing 3 best friends from my own betrayal. It's been a long journey to recovery and I can almost say I am doing a lot better than I used to be. I...
    dailydreamer70 dailydreamer70 22-25, M Jul 21

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    I met a girl one day on the playground in first grade and from that day forward she became my best friend. As time grew we became closer then friends. I considered her to be family...
    Curlygirly6 Curlygirly6 18-21 Jul 20

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    My best friend and I have been friends since we were in grade school and best friends since the start of junior high. We both agree that we're soul mates but in a friend form. We...
    iwishtobeunnamed iwishtobeunnamed 16-17, F Jul 20

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    two best friends actually. one is a guy and the other is a girl, both on EP :) my guy best friend and i have known each other longer than my girl best friend and he's like a little...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    There was this girl i met on a party bus around 2 years ago. She started making out with my friend that i went with but at the end of the night of the night we exchanged phone...
    DragonKing223 DragonKing223 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I really want a true best friend in my life. The friends I used to have cause too much drama. I stop hanging out with them. Now Im just alone with no friends. I want a best friend...
    Juliee23 Juliee23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Alright, so I'll start at the beginning. It was my first year of middle school--sixth grade. I had recently been stabbed in the back by one of my best friends and was devastated by...
    NavyArmadillo NavyArmadillo 13-15, F Jul 16

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    Be patient and look for common ground between you and a friend. If you and someone else are meant to be best friends, you'll know it and won't feel the need to ask them if they...
    km1969 km1969 46-50, M Jul 16

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    I have known my best friend since we were about 7. We didn't become friends until we were about 10. When we were 7, we had to take this test thing to see if we knew our address. My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16

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    I met my best friend - we'll call him Jack - when I was seventeen and he was nineteen. We were neighbors in a terrible little apartment building, living with our roommates. We had...
    mackenziesaxon mackenziesaxon 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I want someone that my best friend someone I can talk to and trust and just have fun with .
    tianna95 tianna95 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    I have a suicidal best friend. She has had a terrible childhood regarding an abusive dad. Every single boyfriend she has had has tried to use her, cheated on her, or never loved...
    RachieBlondie RachieBlondie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    An open letter...no, an open confession, to you, my best friend. You are the absolute worst person I know. You're selfish, secretive, and manipulative. You're a liar. You've made...
    agathapadua agathapadua 22-25 1 Response Jul 14

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    What makes someone a good best friend cause my close friend said to me only a few days ago that I was her soul mate and the neatest friend she's had but we're not best friends I...
    SadNessQ4 SadNessQ4 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12