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I Wonder If I Am a Bad Friend

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 245 People

    I Shouldn't Be A Friend

    I push people away, and I'm always mean.  After knowing me for about 3 or 4 months, I have noticed and have been told that I'm mean.  My work partner is also a friend I hang out with sometimes on weekends, but he's told me I'm mean to him.  I was mean to my ex...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F Mar 8, 2010

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    More than somebody thinks so, perhaps

    Well, in order to avoid misunderstandings, I must start saying that for me the concept of β€œfriend” may be more or less different than your one, so, even if we all normally use the same word also for people we just have to stay in touch with - like schoolmates, co-workers, or...
    mat4 mat4 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    Is It Only Me Or Them To?

    Idk anymore. I had awsome friends but I got a little depressed over something that happened in my life. I didn't share it with my friends at the time because I didn't want to worry them. I guess I got a little more silent and stuff. And at one point I told them what was wrong...
    ArgetGarm ArgetGarm 16-17, F Dec 11, 2011

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    I Sometimes Wonder If Im a Bad Friend

    i sometimes wonder if i might be a bad friend i hope not
    F5Twister F5Twister 26-30, M Mar 13, 2008

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    My bestfriend asked me

    for the answers for tonight's homework and I though she only needed a few. Turns out she wanted all of them! It's hard for me to say no so I waver it. I ended up saying no and she got mad at me. Now she's not answering my text. On her behalf she claims that whenever I need...
    unthinkablesoul unthinkablesoul 13-15, F Mar 30, 2014

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    I Can't Do Anything Right

    I've tried to be a good friend, tried to be there, but the harder I try, the more I seem to be doing wrong. I get told that I don't understand, that I wouldn't want to know; I always say the wrong thing. It's not that I don't care, coz I do, so much. It's just that I don't know...
    hurtandpain hurtandpain 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    Drifter

    I don't exactly push people away...  I tend to sort of drift away from people instead. I'm generally a good friend at the surface. I'm always nice, I never want to cause conflict, I'm generous, I'm a good listener, I'm not boring, I will never reveal a close friend's secret...
    HeartsWillHold HeartsWillHold 18-21, F 2 Responses May 28, 2010

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    There Must Be Something Wrong With Me..

    Sometimes I think I am a bad friend.. because sometimes I think I've made a new friend.. online or offline, and then after a while they just stop talking to me. So I just wonder if I've done something wrong. Then sometimes I find out that my friends are going through stuff...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F Feb 2, 2010

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    Please help I need advice!

    ! went to see a guy 200 miles away recently This guy is housemates with one of my long time friends She is angry with me because I didn't tell her I was visiting before hand and that I only phoned her once I was there I really like this guy and we are trying to work out what...
    Confuzed11 Confuzed11 22-25 Feb 21

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    I Always Look At Myself Fro...

    I always look at myself from someone else's shoes and I like to judge whether what I'm doing is a good thing or a bad thing depending on how I feel.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18, 2009

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    i have this one friend ive been friend with

    for a long time, we talk all the time on messenger but someties i wonder if im really a good friend..:( i dont always do the things she wants i sometimes ignore her and just leave..when i say what i truly meant she gets all mad at me like i dont care what shes talking about but...
    JJsFate JJsFate 22-25, M Dec 9, 2014

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    Must Be Me

    I can't always be a shoulder. I know it's impossible to be perfect, but I wish that i could always be that shoulder. But at the same time I have to look out for myself because there seems to be a lack of shoulders for ME to cry on. It must be awful of me to be there for them, but...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Jul 13, 2008

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     I Am Not An Outgoing ...

     I am not an outgoing person...I'm a poet, and I tend to seek my own space perhaps too much.  Yet, I enjoy partying and miss it often but don't always know how to balance the two.  So, sometimes I feel I neglect my friends - and yet, my best friends (all 3 of them...
    bobbyjean bobbyjean 51-55 Jul 18, 2009

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    I have been friends with this girl

    since fifth grade, but we had a falling out in our last year of junior high. She joined with two of my other friends, who all decided that I was a lesbian and had to tell them, or they would stop being friends with me. I told them that I didn't like girls, and they didn't...
    ArsenicTea ArsenicTea 22-25, F Aug 14, 2014

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    I really wonder if I am.

    Like am I bad for being friends with him? Am I just a bad friend in general? Did I do something to make you mad?
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 18-21 Feb 7, 2014

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    I had a "friend" that was rarely available.

    And when I told her I had enough of her pretentiousness and constant unavailability, she then became concerned; by then I felt she was too late. As I get older, I don't want to feel so final and unforgiving. I teach my girls to be better friends, if they value the friendship...
    1LadyButterfly 1LadyButterfly 41-45, F Jan 22, 2014

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    I Seriosly DonΒ΄t Know

    In fact I have been used by friends since I was a child. I remember that nobody in the kindergarden wanted to play with me, because I had not a mother ( !!!!!! ) Yes, they bullied me all the time that I had not a mother. I was not shy as kid, but I was very worry to get close to...
    Lilly78 Lilly78 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    My bestie Sierra has always been there for me to make me laugh and smile and and both, and she has always been that person with the shoulder to lie on and I would to her. She's my...
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    I value the real friendship which is very rare in a few exceptional. However, with a lot of bad "fakes", around I'm just disappointed. Even so, they can't strike me down to their...
    IloveAutumn115 IloveAutumn115 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    No really 'friend' is a too simple word ... in a very short amount of time I have made a connection with someone so deep it feels like I've always know him. I'm not a big believer...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I have some good online friends, but no real life friends. My family rejects me and ignores me. I have a partner, but even he isn't as much "there" as he used to be. On the up side...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 3 hrs ago

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    it can't b helped. My friend talks about him all the time, shows me pics of him, when we go out I can't stop staring at him and then he catches me staring at his huge bulge and he...
    friends4sweets friends4sweets 36-40, F 19 hrs ago

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    Do you remember when we first met ?!? I found you here on EP. I read a couple of your comments and just had to initiate conversation. You were never very good at speaking and would...
    WitchOfWoodStock WitchOfWoodStock 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Have this friend. She flirts with me, but I'm to shy to respond. I think we'd make a good match though. Hmmm. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ 😍 πŸ˜‹
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    I love waking up to my dogs. It's hard to have a bad start to the day with them around. If I wake up before them it's freaking adorable when they come looking for me. Or when I'm...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hmmm i wonder why... But if I look on their profile and I only see sexual stuff then I would rather not know why LOL
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    1. Life (being alive) - Just being alive is such a wonderful thing, because I'm breathing and I'm able to live life! With being alive, I learn how to be a human. I make mistake and...
    hugsnotughs hugsnotughs 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Ever since maybe 4 weeks into the school year I've being continuously third-wheeled by my 2 best friends. One of the girls *Alison, I was really close with, like people would...
    prismaticsarah prismaticsarah 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I've been on this E P site for many years. I've made many wonderful friendships, with real wonderful women as well as many men.Like making a pie, you need to sift through the real...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 5

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    I am in a bad mood due to a note that I got yesterday from school about bad behavior. I faced the consequences today :(
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So here's a story about what my life was like after I lost Abby. At first I thought nothing would have changed within myself I thought that Abby had changed me forever(in a bad...
    FriendshipQ FriendshipQ 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I used to have a few, and I never used to see myself as weird and awkward, just sort of wonderfully strange. People have never gravitated toward me like to others, but I could...
    WonderingOfTheSoul WonderingOfTheSoul 18-21 Apr 13

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    I hate bad breath but I'm always worried that I have it because I tend to get it sometimes and I find it hard to tell if I have it. Wish I could get rid of it for good, but usually...
    RoryB01 RoryB01 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    I'm always in a bad mood you don't often see me happy its not that i can't be or don't want to be, i just haven't found a reason to be yet. over time it's gotten worse
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    i met a girl fell in love dated two years she stopped answering my calls and meeting me after couple of months invited me to his wedding :D i think this could be considered a bad...
    whokilledjessica whokilledjessica 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    I judge people on their grammar. I know it's bad, but I just can't help myself. If I get a message without punctuation or decent spelling I refuse to answer it, I mean, how are you...
    Littl3Madam Littl3Madam 18-21, F 9 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I made like 2 new friends a few weeks ago, and they all pretty much left me. Something bad happened to one of them, (she never told me what it was) and she had to delete her...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M Mar 27

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