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It seems like I get as attached to my internet friends as I do to my everday real friends, maybe even more so, as I find I am able to get closer to them emotionally. When things change (Break up, stop talking, etc.), it really affects me and I have trouble overcoming it. What about you?
DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 22 Answers Dec 25, 2012 in Loss of a Friend

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Same here , when you connect with a person you connect all the way.The medium does not matter and we do begin to take our online friends seriously as they are an integral part of out life.

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I agree. It's sad that some people are just capable of turning it off when the situation no longer suits them.

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I think it varies.



To some of my internet friends I have grown very attached -- I feel deep sadness when I miss them -- I have made friends I expect to have a lifetime. I have had one of them for over a decade already. I have another one for whom I would give and do anything for her happiness.



To others, I appreciate them and the time that we have together, but I know it will not last forever. Like the friend you make in an adjacent seat on a transatlantic flight -- you may have great conversation and feel a connection, but you will probably never see them again.



Most are in the middle somewhere.

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I guess that is very true.. some people do tend to become 'closer' to me rather than some others... Its hard when someone I thought was very close to me, just disappears or something... i guess in some cases, the feelings were just not mutual... :/

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I know....it can be very hard. there are some people I miss sorely.

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me too. :(

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more than friends off the net, maybe cause i spend a lot of time on the net

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maybe thats why for me too. heh

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real people suck, they judge too much, the internet people just send you viruses when they get mad at you

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lol

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do yo think internet friends are real people? wow, weird!

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lol

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IF YOU TOUCH MY ROUTER ILL STAB YOU IN THE FACE WITH A HOT SOLDIERING IRON. (breaths into a paper bag) Oh your asking about my friends... There OK i guess. Nice folks. Sorry about the misunderstanding.

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*hands you a xanax* O.O

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Oh, well thank you. Can I have two Scooby snacks? o.O

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Last one I had died this year and the year before that, another cut me off because of his needy unreasonably jealous gf, now wife. I really haven't the strength to bond with anyone online like that anymore.

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I understand how you feel.

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you seem like a wonderful open minded beautiful person, i tend to get emotionally close to internet friend who shares many common experiences, it is easier for me to be the real me on EP than in real life too

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Thanks. =)

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I have become pretty attached to a few and met some. The interesting thing for me is when you take it to the next level by actually mailing them a note or sending a gift. Calling works too. There is a certain disconnect it only email is used. My thoughts anyway.

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yea, talking 'face to face' on skype really tends to bring me closer to my friends...even though we've never met, seeing them over cam is almost like meeting in rl...

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There are a few I really really enjoy, yes. And the others are fun too.

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to attached,, since i have no real life friends... :/

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:/

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Depends on the friend. Online or off, it doesn't matter to me.

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if they open up to me and stay around and treat me as a friend then I do exactly the same to them. Especially here on EP where most come here because they are lonely and in need of others.

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Well, I'm stuck on you, Honey!

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You are??? I don't feel you stuck on me?? *looks in the mirror* ... I dont see you stuck on me?? where are you sticking?? ..er.. wait.. dont answer that. lmao

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hahahaha - a gentleman doesnt stick and tell :)

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lol! ;)

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no idea

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