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I Wish I Could Find More Real Friends

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    I Just a Couple of Friends Could Make a Difference

    When I got out of school, I worked so hard I didn't take the time to develop friendships with females.  Most of the time they seemed so trivial.  I was climbing that ladder you know.  Everything was work, work, work.  I started making good money and adopted a...
    marthajc marthajc 56-60, F Jul 3, 2009

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    Don't Get Me Wrong, I H...

    Don't get me wrong, I have a handful of friends that I wouldn't trade for the world.  I just wish there were more of them.  So many times people are less interested in a real, honest friendship, and more interested in what they can get out of befriending others.  I...
    Sidira Sidira 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2008

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    Know I Should...

    But I think that "Real" friends can be so high maintenance.  And if something happens between you, then there is awkwardness, not to mention appologies and explinations.Online friends tend to be easier to deal with.  You can usually write them off if the do something that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Friends Out There - Any One?

    From the stories already posted here I can see that most of you guys have or had friends. Currently I have no friends - it is my own fault really. VERY self- consenice, shy at times and can be quite defensive, (working on that though). Did try to make more of an effort in the...
    amicus01 amicus01 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    Happily Married Empty Nester...

    ...whose friends are too busy with their hectic lives to do more than connect via email, text and an occasional outing, 2-3 times per year. Friends past that didn't last could not / would not tolerate my honesty. I'm not harsh, but I do not believe in lying to spare ones feelings...
    Anngellicaa Anngellicaa 46-50 Jun 1, 2012

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    Anybody Need A New Friend

    I want to find some friends, right now I only have my wife, I just want someone to go golfing with or camping, or fishing, go have a beer after work, go watch Seahawks or husky games with, If anybody is interested please let me know
    johndoe12345676 johndoe12345676 26-30, M Aug 4, 2013

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    4 Groups Of Friends In 2 Years

         I moved 2 years ago to a diffrent school district. I was nevous to make new friends and meet new people. So at first I met this girl who I felt like was awesome, and just like me. We texted and hung out, the whole nine yards. She then made new friends...
    XxDirtyLittleSecretxX XxDirtyLittleSecretxX 13-15 Sep 1, 2010

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    Friends

    I think there are a lot of Fair Weather  Friends on EP
    countryboy52 countryboy52 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 1, 2008

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    I've really realized

    that I have very few real friends. There are some that offer their sincerity in the friendship we share, and there were quite a lot that were only my friends in a certain period of time. Especially those people I thought were one of the main people in my life, seemed to have...
    ccdawgg ccdawgg 18-21, M Oct 15

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    "you Can Count Your True Friends On One Hand"

    Thats what my dad use tell me and he's right. Sure I have lots of acquaintances but real friends, people I can count on, someone that will be there no matter.... that is truly rare. I have 1 friend like that, just one. And she lives in a different province now so we only get to...
    muffinmeister muffinmeister 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    I Need A Friend Who Will Be There For Me

    please i need a friend,who will be there for me,any sex and any age,a caring and nice one,someone dat is very cheerful.....i am waiting to meet you,
    fweshboi09 fweshboi09 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I Have Very Few, If Any, Fr...

    I have very few, if any, friends.  Its sad really.  Its a bi-product of my sobriety.  All of my 'friends' were heavy drinkers or drug addicts.  If I go back to those friends I go back to the street.  Finding new friends is hard for me, but it would be...
    stina51 stina51 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    I'll Keep Trying!

    Although I seem to attract more fake friends than real friends, I'll continue to look for real friends.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Nov 16, 2011

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    Friendless

    I've always had a problem with finding and keeping friends. I find that they put on me a lot and they don't value our friendship as highly as I do, so I'm the one left out in the cold and feeling used and sometimes abused, when they don't need me anymore. This just keeps...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    I Wish I Had Someone Real

    I wish I had someone real in my life someone that likes me for me as cheesey as it sounds. I wish I could have one real friend, just one that would never leave my side one that will be with me for life. I thought on a few occasions I had that but I was wrong... I used to have...
    bushi132001 bushi132001 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    The Child Like Eyes Leaves

    the older i get i understand making friends as an adult is totally different then when we are childern or even teens. people become bitter, hurt, scorn and then it make it hard from them to trust. i understand that now and i take people for what that are and that just...
    scarlettstrings scarlettstrings 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2010

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    No Friends

    I have a very hard time making friends and its something I wish I could work on, I want to have that group of friends that I can go golfing with on Saturday's or just go to a bar to hang out and watch football on Sundays. I am married too my best friend and soul mate and with two...
    johndoe12345676 johndoe12345676 26-30, M Jul 26, 2013

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    Friends For Now

    i had a lot of not-so-true friends like someone who befriended me for money, some for favors, and some for fame. i thought i can still take it because i still have my best friend, but i was wrong. i don't know if i shouldn't feel this way, but i found out just now that my best...
    einjella einjella 16-17, F Jul 5, 2008

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    If Only.

    I know i sound like such as loser but its true i really don't online or off it doesn't matter its still the same i just find drama queens or people who think they are better then me who just want most of the time nothing to so with me. I just wish i had more real friends it wasn...
    Thewarriorofheart Thewarriorofheart 18-21, T 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    What to Say

    I have had many acquantences in my life. The relationships I have had with females has been very odd. I am a truely loyal friend, but whenever it came to my friend's boyfriends it became a weird situation. Often times their bf's would pay alot of attention to me and wouldn't...
    kammel kammel 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    Sex & the City

    You know, what I really truly long for is the type of friends like the women on Sex & the City. The girls you know you can count on to be there for you in the middle of the day for lunch, on the weekends to just hang out in your pj's, or at 2 a.m. when you've had a fight with...
    GraceBecomesHer GraceBecomesHer 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2007

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    Love To Have Meaningful Friends

             In my youth, I have had a few friends that I used to play with. Towards the 5th grade, he moved to florida, I have not seen him since. It was a big void in my life that never really healed. I thought that I would meet a bunch of...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    I Have No "Real" Friends

    I don't have many friends but, the ones I do have aren't all that great. I feel like they are only my friends because I do them favors. I want a friend who will call me just to ask me how I'm feeling. I want a friend that I can let my guard down around. I just want a friend that...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2007

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    Real Friends Are Hard to Come By

    I have many friends, but real friends can be hard to come by. What is it we are all looking for in our friends that would make them "real friends?"  Is their really a difference?  Let's examin a few thoughts. My brother and I are business partners. ...
    Glogist Glogist 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2007

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    I Wish...

    II wish I had friends that wouldn't make me sit by people that I don't like. I wish I had freinds that didn't threaten me if I didn't want to do something. I ask myself everyday why do I always keep on running into all the bad people in life. I just can't seem to run into a leat...
    girlsonboats girlsonboats 13-15 Mar 7, 2011

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    Maybe Just Friends That Can...

    Maybe just friends that can do stuff. but real friends are fantastic. =)
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 4, 2008

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    My Friends Have Disappeared

    There was a time when I had close friends.  I used to enjoy going out with them, having a good laugh and sometimes confiding in them.  But now, most of my friends are dead: some died from cancer, some were victims of abusive relationships and others just moved to another...
    BabyKarma BabyKarma 36-40, F 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    How to make new friends,

    just busy for work everyday :-(
    Crazybarbie Crazybarbie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Today is one of those days

    where I wish I had a close friend. Like someone who I can see and talk to in person. Someone who would enjoy just walking with me, listening, or laughing with me. Do things they want to do or things I want to do together.
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M Apr 28

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    Real Friends

      I have grown so much as a person and have lived and learned through life so much. Now that I know what and who I want out of life, I have realized some of my friends from the present, & past were and are not real friends. I know  the very few who are Real, it saddens me how...
    vanesaness vanesaness 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Only Have Like 3 Real Friends...1 Here 2 There

    I used to think I was so lucky because in my world I had so many real good friends but just because I've known someone for a long time does not make them a real friend. It sucks because when it comes down to it and you need them there to have your back they won't. People...
    LoverInTheClouds LoverInTheClouds 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2010

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    Friends

    Wish i had some i could count on and be close to.  The only people i ever hang out with are my sister and brother.  My aunt (only 4yrs older than me) and i would hang out more if we didn't live so far apart.  I don't really have anyone i can just call up and...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 31 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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    Me Too

    When I was in school I had a few good friends and did keep in touch for a several years after graduation.  However those friendships withered away due to distance and growing apart.  I did make friends through work however they've always turned out to be problems. ...
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F Jul 4, 2008

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    The caption reads "I wish I had more CLOSE friends". One of the reasons I don't is a matter of choice. Once bitten, twice shy. After having been stabbed in the back more times than...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 17

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    I wish I had more good friends here on ep. I have a few but so many people let you down.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My best friend left for good, and due to the time zones we rarely talk now :/ I could really use some more close friends :)
    Iscribbletoomuch Iscribbletoomuch 16-17, M 13 Responses Nov 26

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    I never had a lot of friends grewing up that's why I wish I had more but to be honset im okay with my life.
    Angelbladegirl22 Angelbladegirl22 22-25, T 3 Responses Dec 6

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    2014 Started with a blast but ended with a hollow filling, Friends in school are now strangers of the past, Happy moments used to share are now memories of what it was, Was it a...
    00Knucklehead00 00Knucklehead00 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I never really had a childhood friend or anyone really. My parents always limited my friendships. I made a few best friends through out the years but now we are complete strangers...
    susflower susflower 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    I have always been socially awkward in many situations, I cant seem to make friends, for 15 years of my life I only have 3 or 4 close friends. And everytime I need to do a group...
    victorica victorica 16-17 6 Responses Dec 16

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    Okay, so I have maybe quite a few good friends, but two which I'm very close with. Let's call them Jenna and Olivia. So Jenna and I have been extremely close since preschool, and...
    celiapennington147 celiapennington147 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 12

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    I've distanced myself from everyone I called friend. because they are too hollow. or I am. but I wish there was someone. with an AMAZING sense of humor. sarcastic and crude and...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I would do anything for my friends. Anything. At the end of high school, I felt like I was the luckiest person alive because my two best friends in the world were staying in the...
    flightflame18 flightflame18 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Looking to build long term friendships with people from the USA! First off my name is Jacob and I'm a 17 year old male from the USA. Yes I know you've probably seen me post on...
    ShadowFax97 ShadowFax97 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I'd love to not be so lonely. I'm not naturally friendly and have terrible social anxiety, but as I've grown up I've learned to be social to a degree, just find it tough to really...
    tjc93 tjc93 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 4

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    I have a hard time making friends generally. especially when it comes to being good friends with a girl. I finally found a chick friend who I could call my best friend but she's...
    girlanonymous0421 girlanonymous0421 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I wish if only I could have ..... praying for the time!
    DAKtheligislator DAKtheligislator 26-30, M Nov 30

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    I feel like I'm losing my best friend. I moved out last year tithe different part of the town, and now she has her new friends as we go to different schools. I mean that's...
    amelijaa amelijaa 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    As a child I moved around a lot, my father was in the military. Never having the chance to have a life long friend, to really get to know someone. Now I'm 28 and the longest I've...
    Malatino1986 Malatino1986 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30