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I Want to Be the Best Friend I Can Be

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 207 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Apr 21, 2013

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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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    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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    why does everyone on here specify what gender they want to talk to? a best friend can be either! this isn't a dating website guys
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really really need a best friend can you be?
    faisell faisell 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have a best friend who is like a sister to me! She is 7 years younger than me but she is so mature for her age I can't even tell her real age sometimes. We think so much alike...
    doodlebob424 doodlebob424 18-21, M 7 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 Apr 28

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    One thing that I really have wanted in life is a best friend. When I was little I had a girl that I was really close with, we were best friends I told her everything then as we got...
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F May 10

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    I have known my friend for almost 2 years now and even though we've only been hanging out for about 1 year, I can strongly say that I have never, in my entire 24 years of living...
    MePlusHim MePlusHim 22-25, M 1 Response May 13

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    Ok so ever since me and my ex best friend haven't been friends anymore (about 3 months?)) I've had about 3 dreams (that I can remember) about her. We've been best friends since 7th...
    Astraeah Astraeah 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Right, so a while ago I lost my best friend that I had known for eight years. She didn't die or anything, she got a boyfriend and, well, you know how it is. She text me saying that...
    TwitterHolix TwitterHolix 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    Thanks for the good times bro. I remember meeting my best friend in the summer of 2nd grade at basketball camp. our friendship rooted from competition and sports and we lived it...
    MVPeter MVPeter 16-17, M a week ago

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    I have a best friend who I am extremely grateful for and have been friends with for around four years. But, he is a guy, and we hang out allllll the time, which makes everyone...
    bradfordbadboi1 bradfordbadboi1 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days 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 Apr 28

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    My name is Leenie, I am 20 years old, and I am looking for a guy to be my best friend. I have always wanted a platonic male best friend, for so long I can't remember. I am married...
    summerhillrose summerhillrose 18-21, F 4 Responses May 8

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    I really miss my best friend. We had this stupid fight because she is always chosing to hang out with this girl who hates me over me, I think it is because we both go to a...
    Staziaa Staziaa 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    Is my best friend flirting with me?! My guy best friends was acting really strange today in Maths as we sit next to each other. He kept singing that song "I really, really, really...
    TwitterHolix TwitterHolix 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    i have been trying to better my life over these past 3 years and i really have been trying. i have gotten rid of those who dont care for me and i have surrounded myself with good...
    eagi eagi 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I did have somebody I could tell anything to -_- He was my best friend and I told him literally everything, it kind of scared me how much I trusted him with things I could barely...
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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 Apr 28

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    My best friend is a marine and he leaves this September. We both just figured out we have feelings for each other but he said he didn't want to date anyone because he's going to be...
    justliloleme97 justliloleme97 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    Ok i used to have this friend who i met in year 1, i met her through my mom because her dad worked with my mum, lets just called her Cathy for now, Now i used to be best friends...
    ScarletandRose ScarletandRose 13-15, F 1 Response May 7

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    I never expected this to happen like this. So about a year ago, I met this friend (I'll call her M) via my friend T, who i had known since freshman year of high school and...
    SynysterGates510 SynysterGates510 22-25, M May 7

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    I have best friend who is everything to me. She's like sister to me. We have so much good times. She is from Russia, she has been here about two years. Two months ago she sad...
    Nalke2621 Nalke2621 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    Everyone on this subject posting your experiences, think about this: You can't call anyone Your best friend. You have to actually know what that is. Don't go call anyone your best...
    AmaniBurton AmaniBurton 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Apr 28

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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 Apr 28

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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 Apr 30

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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 May 1

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    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 May 4

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    I just think that it would be easier to be completely honest with one's significant other if they were friends, at least in my case. I don't know why most guys don't like being...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 5 Responses May 17

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    Where do I even begin, I have a massive crush on one of my closest friends I'd probably consider her one of my best friends, anyway I've been struggling with my sexuality for years...
    teedora teedora 22-25, F May 18

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    I have two male best friends, and I love them and have found myself very attracted to them at several times. Although I would not say "in love with them". One of them I couldn't...
    Delphineidunna Delphineidunna 26-30, F a week ago

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    I (M) fell in love with my best friend(F). We were at a party she came up and fell asleep on my lap and while she was half asleep she was whispering how much she loved me and how...
    von28570 von28570 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Okay. Let's talk about my previous best friend. I met her when we're are thirteen and we hit off really well and that's how we become best friend. I really do care about her, and...
    Anneharuko Anneharuko 18-21, F May 5

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    I have never had a true best friend. But that's what I want to find. I feel like it's impossible. Every time I get a new friend, I don't feel they really want me the best. I feel...
    2greeneyess 2greeneyess 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now but we broke up for about a week just before Christmas and my best friend who is male has always been there for me...
    Hollie9 Hollie9 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    One of my best friends was getting beat up after school and he wouldn't tell me anything about. I've known for about two months and I couldn't take it anymore so I told my...
    justliloleme97 justliloleme97 16-17, F May 14

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    Well...first....i need to explain about US...so you understand completely. This is my first time here so....not sure what to expect. Well...here goes. 2 years ago I met a woman who...
    TheHerothatneedsSaving TheHerothatneedsSaving 16-17, M May 16