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I Wish I Had More Close Friends

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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 25 Responses 6 days ago

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    Isolation Ward

    The title of this forum is what I typed in to google because I cannot take it anymore. The saddest thing is close friends are usually formed when you least expect it, so I feel the longer I wish for it, the longer I will be waiting. I've had mental health issues for most of my...
    Magnolia Magnolia 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    Man I need to go out.

    ..staying at home with kids is killing my mind. How much Barney can a person take for the day? lbs
    sharonwatson1210 sharonwatson1210 18-21, F May 21

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    Do you ever get like "friend crushes" on people?

    Like there are so many kids at my school who I would love to be close friends with but I don't want to seem creepily interested or overly friendly. But people are just so interesting! It happens especially with people who I hear things about, like that they are depressed or have...
    mgx546 mgx546 16-17, F 6 Responses May 5

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    Lost Cause?

    I have a group of friends and everyone in it acts so close, but I've never felt a connection with any of them really. I can't talk to any of them like I would a close friend, I don't really hang out with most of them outside of school, and yet they're the best friends I have. Two...
    blarghablerg blarghablerg 22-25 1 Response Oct 9, 2007

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    breea19 breea19 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I only seem to have a few friends

    who tend to feel distance at times
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 8

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    Now that I gave everyone the cold shoulder,

    when they did to me, no one wants to talk now, the result in the end, be nice and slap on that fake smile and suck it up.
    LeroyHavoc23 LeroyHavoc23 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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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 44 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I need to start making true friends on EP I feel

    so lonely somedays it's so suffocating So if you wanna message me feel free I'm really friendly
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 3 Responses May 31

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    I have friend, but they never wanna hang out.

    I'm sick of them being a bunch of losers.
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 5

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    I'm bad at making friends.

    I wish I had a real best friend that I could tell everything to.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Is it bad that I hate people

    so much that I only have 4 friends?! Which they just happen to be very close friends.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wish I had some close

    and true friends who would understand me, care for me and love me as I am, friends I could really relate to, friends to have wild, crazy fun with. Even one friend like this would be enough. I don't need many. I had two amazing friends at school but they live too far away now...
    littleayeaye littleayeaye 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    "People think being alone makes you lonely,

    but I don't think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world" Kim Culbertson
    nwilla nwilla 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I was very shy growing up.

    The first friend I had was in 1st grade. Everyone else was always happy, cheerful and talkative while Paulina and I were always in our separate tables watching from a distance. I remember the first time we talked to each other was because our teacher set us together for an art...
    KukeretheFox KukeretheFox 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really want a little group of close friends,

    who are more like family. Four years ago I moved from Scotland to California, I have no family here and anyone I've got to know has moved too far away to hang out :( Any girls from SoCal?
    loutorres loutorres 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 18

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    I feel like I am everyone's friend

    but no one is my friend if that makes any sense ...like I always get out of my way for people and I am not complaining because I always do it with the goodness of my heart and I don't regret it but I wish I had a friend that treated me the way I treat them... sometimes I think I...
    VaidaV VaidaV 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Close Friends Or Not

    My experience with the word "friend" is that everybody is not your "friend". I have been through **** with people who I thought were my friends. Personally I don't want or need a lot of friends. I have 3 friends. If you want to be my friend you are going to have to prove that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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    I was once a very outgoing person

    and became very introverted while I was married. Now my husband has left and I am left wishing I had more friends. I will now move forward and make real friends. New ones who will help me to be even stronger and that want to hang out and have fun. It is possible, it will just...
    holdhope holdhope 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    only friends i have school friends wish i had

    friends i didnt go school with they get boreing at times
    tiffany13fun tiffany13fun 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Whenever my friends need an outlet,

    i will always try be there to listen to their vents, rants and sorrows. Just to let them know that there are people who actually cares about them. However, no matter how good of a listener i am, i just cant seem to find anyone when i need someone to talk to. Of course i have...
    whimsicalpiglet whimsicalpiglet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Please don't get me wrong it's not like I don't

    have any friends it's just that they are not as close to me than to others. Like there will always be a person that they put above me.
    yasmin197 yasmin197 16-17 1 Response Jun 10

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    I Thought They Were Close...

    I had two true friends but one moved and I barely speak to her and the other doesn't seem to care or have the time of day unless it's about her. Whatever I invest in friendships I rarely get back. Makes me feel very disposable.
    dreamtofly dreamtofly 22-25, F 20 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Sometimes I think I'm just kind of there,

    and that no one would really notice If I wasn't. That sounded way more depressed than I meant it too, oops. I'm not depressed or anything, but I do wish I had more close friends.
    soccerplayer974 soccerplayer974 18-21 1 Response Jun 25

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    Xxina Xxina 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 27

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    I Wish I Had Some True Friends

    Even as a child I never really felt as though I had any true friends. I gained some and I lost plenty. Why? I always wondered why me? I try so hard to be kind and caring towards other so why aren't I more likeable. I do have a few friends I speak to regularly but I always fear I...
    shill92 shill92 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Ditched again this weekend.

    Different friend but same outcome. I'm sitting at home alone, just chilling with my dogs. This "friend" couldn't even be bothered to tell me she couldn't make it. She just didn't respond to my texts. Funny thing is, she's the one who initiated the conversation. I need some...
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 31-35, F 6 Responses May 9

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    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am disappointed about my friend.

    I hanged out with her when she was bored. I thought she was my good friend. I noticed that she did not help me when I asked her for a favor. I am sick for hanging out with her. I know she is not my friend. Although she is rich, I do not care about that.
    fitwealth fitwealth 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    I Don't Really Have Any Friends...

    I know why I have no friends. Because I am not a very social person. I have always liked to be alone. That way no one can hurt me. Survival instincts from childhood, I'm sure. The friends that I've had over my many years of life, still consider me a friend, but they NEVER call...
    Crackers Crackers 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I never fit in as a kid,

    teen, or now as a young adult. I had 2 best friends growing up and they were polar opposites. One was sporty, tall, skinny, blond, and semi popular. The other was dark, goth, and weird. I was stuck somewhere in the middle between them. I was too "normal" to feel 100% comfortable...
    Becky4526 Becky4526 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know lots of people I could hang out with,

    problem is they dont like doing the same stuff as I, they dont understand me so I cant confide in them about stuff, I dont even trust them enough to confide in them if i could, they arent loyal
    Dereklynn Dereklynn 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    I seriously wish I had more friends like my

    bestie in high school nobody appreciated me I was used a lot. I put ppl I care about a lot first before myself.This was so random but idc I love it I literally started crying😭😊 Sweetest thing somebody has ever said to me. I have an amazing friend nobody else can have him...
    PhoenixSky PhoenixSky 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    ugh. I wish! Lol looking forward to be close

    with "some" or more people in here. Don't be pervs or rude though
    lovelycee lovelycee 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm kind of lonley without any close friends.

    I only have two good friends who I'd trust with my life and feel at home with. Both, however, have divorced parents, and have moved(thank god they stayed in the same city). My best friend and i used to play in the street and ride bikes and stuff. Then they had to move away...
    Alamohero Alamohero 13-15 6 days ago

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    Blah! Only my loser friend is available tonight

    so I am caught between reading a boring book alone or being with someone who is needy beyond what is humanly possible. Dam I hate being separated and not having my wife around. Don't worry babe I am patient and I will rip open the sky and pull down heaven for you so you can see...
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Known But Not...

    I can't even start to list the names of all of the people that I know. My phone and email address books are FULL of numbers and addresses. Out of all of these people I have so few close friends and NONE in the state I live in. I am so very alone. I have lived in many states and...
    simchick simchick 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    It's times like this I wish I had friends

    that I could just talk to on the phone and just laugh about stupid stuff, but all the ones I could call just gossip all the damn time or wanna talk about their damn problems. Yeah I don't mind sometimes and willing to listen and be their but sometimes I just wanna talk about...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't even know if you can actually define my

    "friends" as friends. I'm sure they'd stop seeing me if someone popular began talking to them. I feel like getting mad at them, because somehow I don't want to talk to them anymore, none of them are very nice. But I get this huge wave of loneliness sometimes. Friends are...
    StellaElizaDoolittle StellaElizaDoolittle 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    I literally have 2 close friends

    and not many friends or acquaintances shall I say..
    undrayaaa undrayaaa 18-21, F 5 Responses May 19

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    I Need Some Good Friends In My Life.

    I've told so many parts of my story here & there & here again.  So, I'll just say I wasted my life, mind, & body for a decade.  I'm starting to rebuild my life again, and feel very grateful to my Higher Powers that I have another opportunity to. ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    Oh Yea

    It's not that I wish I had more close Friends; it's just I wish I had a FRIEND!!! I know the saying " To have a friend you must be a friend" it's B.S. In my 50 years I have gone out of my way to have friends just to be used or be made a joke of.
    hers hers 46-50, M 6 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    Would Be Great...

    To have friends who weren't entirely self centered. My 'friends' only contact me when its convenient for them or when they need a bar buddy. My one girlfriend is soooo obsessed with finding a man, she's one of those girls who can't be alone!!! When she doesn't have a man she is...
    maniac00009 maniac00009 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    I move around a lot because I gonto school out

    of state. Coming from California and going to school in ohio was tough. It's so hard to reach out to people because I'm an atheist and I go to a Christian school. When I come back to california everyone has moved on with their lives and I always feel so left out. I always feel...
    Wookiejoyfozz Wookiejoyfozz 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Related Experiences

    I'm kind of lonley without any close friends. I only have two good friends who I'd trust with my life and feel at home with. Both, however, have divorced parents, and have moved...
    Alamohero Alamohero 13-15 6 days ago

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    Wow, this is a topic of interest among the masses. It seems that there are a lot of us with no friends or no close friends and yet here we all are. Too bad there isn't a coffee...
    BerthaMae BerthaMae 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I have always had a huge group of lads to associate with ever since I started going out to bars and clubs. However I only actually have 1 or 2 people within the group who are...
    bananaman1uk bananaman1uk 26-30, M Jul 13

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    I have been very social in my past and made millions of friends all over the country....... now I have realized that its better to have a few close friends because more friends...
    Pseudo69 Pseudo69 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    If I had more money, I would without a doubt help people, maybe do some traveling, take care of my family and friends.
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I'd rather have a few best friends that i can rely on, confide in, and depend on.... Overall, i prefer a few close friends than many acquaintances.
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

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