Spin off thread- Do you like your friends?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m a big quality > quantity person when it comes to relationships.  I don’t have very many friends, but I’m close to them and truly enjoy their company.  I used to have some “friends” like you describe.  They were people I used to work with, we kinda just ended up hanging out a lot, but I really have little in common with them.  Over time I just stopped spending time with them.  I’d rather sit at home and enjoy my own company than hang out with people just for the sake of it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Seattle, WA

I’ve slowly but surely widdled my group of friends down to the few I actually love.  Life is too short to waste time on people who are toxic to your life!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

There are friends and there are acquaintances.  Friends are the people you trust with your life while acquaintances are people you hang out with on occasion.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

At this point in my life, I really only have friends that I enjoy being around and talking with. In college, I definitely had “friends,” people who were in my group of friends, but who I didn’t like or connect with. I moved to a new city after graduating, so I think the distance has forced me to only stay in touch with those people who are actually important to me. And because my life has become so busy since graduating, the only new friends I’ve made in my new city are also people I genuinely care about (or already knew). I just don’t have the time or energy to spend time with people I don’t truly care about.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Tatertot2003:  

I have two besties, a mother figure and two close friends. The rest are just filler.

All my life, I have had problems with catty and jealous women. This worsened after I got married.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

To me, a friend is a person who you could call at 4am and they would be there for you, whether to listen to you, as a ride to the hospital or for ANYTHING. An acquaintance is anyone who’d roll over and tell you to call back in the morning.

 

I am lucky to have surrounded myself with true friends. I would do anything for them and I know they would do the same for me. I didn’t have any friends until I was 19 and now that I have the amazing ones I do, it was worth the wait.

So yes. I love my friends,like my friends and would do anything for my friends.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I feel like I only actually like about half of my friends… But I know I loved them all at some point for some reason, so I still hang out with all of them occasionally.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have a few close friends that I love dearly, however I also have a few “whatever” friends that I think are just ok.  Ironically, the “whatever” friends are the ones that always want to hang out and are more needy.  I guess I just have a distinct preference for low maintenance friends lol.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I feel like there’s a handful of people I call friends that I genuinely love and respect, and the rest I could honestly do without their filler or drama.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I really only have true best friends instead of “friends.” I’ve never been one for a huge social circle. There are 5 people I trust with my life who I know will be there for anything. They are really the only ones I need. SO is the exact same way.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Why on earth would I be friends with someone I don’t like?

I barely have enough time to spend with the people I love, let alone wasting my time on people I don’t care about.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Eh. My BFF and I go through phases where we’re more connected or less connected. Thanks to study abroad, we’ve gone a whole year without seeing each other, but it was like we were never apart. Now, though, our lives are very different, so it’s difficult. 

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