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I Wish I Had More Close Friends

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    I'm so afraid of opening myself up to new

    people. I think after a certain age making new friends is impossible.
    iamme1992 iamme1992 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    only really have one "closer" friend

    and than some other acquaintances , and I'm conflicted with this particular friendship because im realizing more and more that their values are way off from mine
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Do Real Friends Exist?

    Why is it that its hard to find a decent trustworthy friend these days? I can't confine in no one, everyone seems to be selfish. I can't find not one person where the friendship can be equal. When I have problems or need to vent no one seems to care nor listen yet when they have...
    wittywitty wittywitty 26-30, F 46 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I don't like how people only want to respond

    or text when they need something. Just seems the word friend is not a two way street. Sometimes being nice just leaves the door open for these kind of things I guess.
    MisunderstoodGal30 MisunderstoodGal30 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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    Everyone needs some good ol' Friends,

    the kind you call at anytime and they know what you will say before you say it..the ones that show up at your front door in pajamas uninvited because they just miss you or feel like, trips to the store are never lonely, a meal is never solo, camping fires have karaoke singers...
    olivia102 olivia102 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 11

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    I made a post about this particular experience

    before, but I'm thinking about it again and I truly do wish I had close friends. Friends who will accept me, and love me, and put in the same amount of effort into the friendship as I do. I envy those who get to bask in the greatness of having a close friend or a small group...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been feeling alone

    and very down lately. This weekend should have been special to say the least. it's my birthday weekend and I guess I'm celebrating on my own . I would've thought at least one person in my life would have made a fuss. I'm not known to celebrate my birthdays but this year has the...
    Jdiamond5 Jdiamond5 26-30, F 11 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have trouble feeling intimate with people.

    Not in a sexual way, but the feeling of being emotionally connected to people. There's not a lot of opportunity for such experiences to happen, and it's hard for me to completely tear down walls for people. The irony is, I believe that vulnerability is key to being intimate.
    Brianianday Brianianday 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm sick of sitting in the bathroom at lunch.

    I'm sick of everyone avoiding eye contact with me when the teach says "pick a group". I'm sick of being laughed at for sitting alone.
    freeyourself123 freeyourself123 18-21, F 23 Responses Jan 26

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    I used to have a really tight group of about 6

    people and we hung out on a daily basis. I loved them, until 2 of them started doing drugs, which I learnt to accept. Hell, I even did some drugs twice from their peer pressure. I dropped them, and had to drop the rest of them for separate reasons. Best part? I don't feel bad...
    Omziraal Omziraal 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    My friends are incredibly amazing people

    but I just wish I was closer to them. After graduation I kinda separated myself from them but they're still close to each other and I always feel left out. :/
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've had enough of fake friends,

    it would be nice to have a real caring friend who will be there for you no matter what and stick by you and be long term.
    jessieruth34 jessieruth34 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 1

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    I do have a few friends

    but maybe only one or two of them would I consider to be close friends. My best friend Emily is someone I can tell anything to and she won't judge me negatively and she understands me. I wish I had more close friends like that. I know that in order to have more friends I need to...
    laurenholliday laurenholliday 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I wish I had more close friends

    but I have a problem with trusting others.
    4iron174 4iron174 66-70, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    why is it so hard to find real friends

    that care, and not use you? I'm putting in all the work and get stab in the back.
    sadguy253 sadguy253 26-30, M 17 Responses Jun 1

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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 I care to count, I don't really care to have a lot of " close" friends. I would however be a blessing to find some TRUE friends.
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    DreamerWhoChoseToBeDreaming DreamerWhoChoseToBeDreaming 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I want some cool *** out of the box friends

    that aren't afraid of what people think. I've been meeting way to many close minded people
    missohkeke missohkeke 18-21, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    My best friend (former now) would use me

    for a ride. She'd never want to talk or hangout unless she needed something from me. Now I'm without a best friend or even a close friends and I see people post all their happy days with their friends on Facebook and I'm sitting at home all alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    I've always had a hard time connecting with

    people. It's because I'm very introverted by nature and also got bullied a lot when I was in school so I've never been comfortable around people. People keep telling me I need to get out more and go to bars to meet people but being in a loud crowded bar with a bunch of drunk...
    Mack1978 Mack1978 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    I've had enough of those fake friends

    who pretend they love you and care for you but as soon as they get what they want from you, they dump you. I want real friends the once who would do anything for you, care for you, think of you most of the time, get happy when they see you happy, and get sad when you're sad. I...
    20ShadesOfMe 20ShadesOfMe 16-17, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Once I had my daughter most of our friends

    ditched us. some of the people I was closest to have never even met my 3 year old. I feel so lonely and shut out. I have my husband but that's it.
    nightingale814 nightingale814 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Wouldn't it be nice to have someone pick up

    the phone when you call them and that could hang out with you and do all sorts of things with you without you having to plan it days or weeks in advance...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 26 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Five years ago I cut my friendship off with my

    main "close" friends. I never felt accepted in the gang, there was too much backstabbing and judging and... Yeah, not so much friendship? Now, five years later I realise that getting that close bond to someone is really difficult and part of me miss some of the good times I had...
    Hubblr Hubblr 22-25, F 17 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    I thought I had a best friend,

    but it turns out she's more into herself and her issues then anyone else. I want someone I can share my thoughts and feelings with, someone who will listen and offer advice and not talk over me. She is always keeping secrets and ignoring me when we hang out. I always feel left...
    al1ska al1ska 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 17

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    That awkward moment when you realize you have

    more shoes than you do friends.
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 16-17, F 10 Responses Jun 13

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    I have many, many friends in person.

    Yet I still feel alone. Maybe because they never care. Whenever I'm around them, all I do is fake a smile and pretend I am okay. I wish I have a friend whom I can talk with about everything, and who would give a damn care.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    There is this one girl I considered my best

    friend best I feel like I value our friendship more than she do I look at her as a sister but she doesn't do the same for me it makes me angry sometimes when she doesn't include me in some events I have been there for her threw thick and thin and when I need her I gotta beg for...
    morganwm09 morganwm09 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am 32, Malaysian Chinese

    and male. I have only ever had one friend in my life, and I called him my 'best' friend because I was so proud of having a friend in high school. Our friendship lasted for 4 years, because I returned on holiday from Australia during my tertiary education there and was a changed...
    Silveryn Silveryn 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I had a lot of close friends

    before I had my Stroke but when they thought I wasn't gonna make it,They all disappeared. I was n a Comma for a week, I had only 1 Friend that was their which is deceased now. This is what u call so call friends but Being in a state where u have only 5 family members...Sometimes...
    yvettemae48 yvettemae48 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always been able to make friends

    but i have never been able to make close friends . Message me if you want ! I just need more nice people to talk to (:
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 4

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    I haven't got a many close friends,

    but the ones I do have mean the world to me. Sadly though, I don't feel like I can express how I'm feeling to anyone I personally know. I find it so difficult incase they freak out or worry, or even if I end up being stabbed in the back for opening up to someone. I've dealt...
    BeccaLouise40 BeccaLouise40 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 7

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    At this exact point next year I will never see

    any of the people that I have spent the first 15 years of my life with again and I have been given some inspiration towards the fact that this will happen and if I just keep ignoring them for other plans all the time I have left with them will just slip through my hands faster
    RedShiftBrady RedShiftBrady 18-21 Jul 20

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    I have a few close friends

    but with my likeness for feet, I don't get many friends. They just don't understand that,I like other things too like games, bowling, computers, I love all that stuff.
    ChloeJamesIsForever ChloeJamesIsForever 16-17, F 1 Response 14 mins ago

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    I go to a hearing school by choice,

    but it can be hard sometimes. I'm not blaming everyone else for being hearing, but I tend to get lonely at school. I have friends, but we're not that close. Ironically they talk about music a lot, and I can't really relate. I also have deaf friends, but we don't have that much...
    Bingbongbingbong Bingbongbingbong 13-15, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been in college

    for two years now, and I'm hard-pressed to really call anyone a close friend sadly. I'm probably too weird and nervous for my own good.
    UnicornPixieSkull UnicornPixieSkull 18-21, F 18 Responses May 24

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    frumos frumos 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I wish I have someone that's similar age

    as me that we can share our feelings
    emmating5588 emmating5588 16-17, F 13 Responses Jul 9

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    I feel like everyone i meet gets tired of me,

    I mean I have friends but I feel like they all think I'm annoying and weird and when I talk to them they give me weird looks and exclude me entirely from the conversation and I don't even know what I did but then other times they will be really nice and we will be having fun and...
    fortressofgray fortressofgray 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm an extroverted person,

    as these personality tests say so, and I meet a bunch of people and can strike up a conversation. But I don't know, it's very superficial for me and they don't seem as invested as I am. So in reality I'm really lonely. I genuinely care about people when I'm with them. And...
    strongbad4349 strongbad4349 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Is it normal to feel like this?

    Sometimes I feel like everyone would chose someone over me. It leaves me super down on myself.
    andrewbassett andrewbassett 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Looking for true friends,

    I've lost a lot lately and feeling alone.
    treescarab treescarab 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 22

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    Almost all of my 'best friends'

    for the past 6-7 years have made me their last choice to hang out with or talk to. Way to boost my (already low) self esteem..
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 10 Responses Jul 22

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    who i could lean on ,

    share life with, and learn from.
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm more comfortable with male friends

    than female friends. It's easier to talk to men than women. I have very few female friends and usually they're older than me or a decade younger.
    frenchqueen frenchqueen 36-40, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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