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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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    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'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 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 have about 3 friends

    but I don't see them that often and I can't call them anytime I want if I need to vent. I feel lonely and don't really consider them friends. I don't go out much and I do a lot of things alone I wish I had just one best friend to talk to and do fun things with at times. I wish I...
    Charliejai29 Charliejai29 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 23

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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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    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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    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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    That... Or someone to call a real brother

    who can develop a close bond with me.
    ayooavery21 ayooavery21 22-25, M Jul 20

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I live in a big college town

    and have no friends anymore. It's hard to make friends here esp with this new group of students. Plus I am a single mother and I can't go hang out when someone asks me to because there is no one here to babysit my son so it's just always us two.
    Tiffany0911 Tiffany0911 26-30, F 7 Responses May 29

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    Dying doesn't seem that way out to me.

    Life has got more and more surreal lately. Maybe I am out of touch with reality, but it seems like the whole world is out of touch. I'm tired of the games people play. I could really use a good friend.
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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 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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    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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    Made friends with a girl from work she's around

    my age I went over to her place a couple weeks ago played video games we have bought each other lunch and talk everyday at work we went to the fair tonight and got pizza after with her boyfriend. It just feels so nice to have a friend in my age group that I can hangout with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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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 have none in real life

    and im ok with that right now
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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

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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 really need a true friend!

    ! +256771889016 tsup
    highness390 highness390 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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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    I always lose people

    and it's getting overwhelming.
    Internallysound Internallysound 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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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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    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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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 1 hr ago

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    I wish people needed me As much

    as I needed them. Because my problem is I need them But no one ever needs Me.
    Adtrwhy Adtrwhy 16-17, M 8 Responses Feb 10

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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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