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I hate my friends

I've sat down to realize that I don't have any real friends. One real friend would be better than all of my acquaintances. Who has a few really good friends? How did you make them? All advice is welcome.

Tue. Mar 4, 9:15pm

Add comment your interest in the strictly platonic section. I met 3 of my best friends there.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 9:35 PM

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I met my closest friend in grade 7- we've been friends for 14 years now.
Of my other two really close friends, I met at church about 5 years ago, and the other in my first year of university.
And I consider my mom to be one of my closest and dearest friends (now that I'm 27 and smarter than I was at 17...)

Otherwise I have lots of friends, but the above four are most important to me.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 9:40 PM

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I recently went through a horrible personal ordeal. This time last year I had tons of friends. My phone rang all the time. Once my ordeal hit they all turned on me except for 2. The 2 that stuck by me were'nt even my 2 BEST friends. Needless to say that they are now. I don't know what I'd do without them.

My two best friends( the old ones) turning on me at the worst time of my life was really bad. But I now realize that I am a much happier person without them by my side bringing me down. I am 31 years old. I was friends with these two since we were 15. I finally feel like I am out of high school. Let me tell you it is so refreshing!

If you need to grow past your friends you will. Keep high standards and those friends will find you. In the mean time, think of what you are interested in. If you go to the gym there may be people there. If you have a dog go to the dog park. Try to find people with the same interests.

I wish you all the best.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 11:25 PM

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I have a "friend" that calls constantly telling me how great everything is in her life. She actually is what I consider more of an acquaintance except she calls 4-7 times a week. If I try and talk about any problems that I have she flat out tells me. "I am not interested in that!"

She called yesterday because it was her birthday and she wanted me to gush over her. I did wish her happy birthday, but kind of left it at that. The last year I had sent her a present, she said we didn't need to exchange gifts anymore and then proceeded to tell me how great the present was that another friend gave her - incidentally, never thanking me for my gift. Then she ignored my birthday - which I did not bring up to her. In fact last year, the day after my birthday (which of course she ignored) she e-mailed how she forgot another friends birthday, and we must get cards out to her immediately.

I usually say "oh that's great," "how wonderful," etc, on the phone, knowing I just have to put in 5-10 minutes. I just wish I knew what game she is playing, and basically know she is not my friend.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 12:04 AM

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12:04 here again. I basically have 3 very good friends and feel blessed to have that many. We don't talk every day, or every week, and sometimes not even every month, but I know we are good friends and quality really is more important than quantity.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 12:11 AM

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I have 2 unreplaceable friends. One I met in high school. She's 3 years younger than me, but like me she has had a lot of difficulties in life. I'm sad at the moment because she will be moving to Washington in May. I don't know what I'm going to do with out her.
My second best friend is my husband. I can talk to him about almost anything. It's not the same as a female friend, but it works. I met him on-line 4 years ago. Just started chatting online when we were bored and the next thing you know, God worked out some things and brought us together. We've been married almost a year now.
I do agree with going to places of interest to meet people. If you like parks or churches, go there. If you are kinda geeky like me, online is great.
Good luck in your search.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 2:04 AM

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I am 39 and have 1 best friend that I've had since I was 8. But we live in different states now, still talk all the time and we will forever be comfortable and close but only see each other maybe 1 or 2x a year. I have noticed since I've gotten older it is harder to make "real friends", people you connect with and want to hang out with, people your comfortable with, someone you'd call up and say hey lets go do this or that. The older I get the fewer people I meet and rarely are there any of those that I feel like I can really connect to. I have one pretty good friend up here now but it has taken me almost 8 years to meet her.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 2:54 AM

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2 best friends that know everything about me. I don't have a big circle of friends nor do I want to.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 10:09 AM

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In Washington, DC, a group of women were having the same problem, and they all turned to craigslist to try to meet people and found each other. They started a women's social club, the sole purpose of which is to help lost female souls ages 22-35 (or something like that) meet each other in this transitory town. It has become extraordinarily popular and has lots of members now. I recently joined the group, and I'm really excited to try to make some *local* girlfriends. I recount this story to encourage people to actually give craigslist a chance because it might work.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 10:14 AM

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I have been blessed with several good friends. Most of them I met at church.

To have a friend, one must show him or herself friendly.

Friendship is like an apple seed, when you plant it, you must water it, take care of it, make sure it gets plenty of sun shine.Keep things away from it that would bring it harm. It takes time to grow; however when it does, it will bring back so much more. One must have patience and be tender with it. Speak lovely words to it. The harvest that it will yeild will be awesome.

Best Wishes in your pursuit.......

Wednesday, March 05, 2008, 10:15 AM

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