I'l give you guys a bit of a back story, right now i'm at a point in my life where the only friends I have take advantage of me and even thought I help them every day they never do anything in…Continue
"Joseph, I assume from one of your other posts that you've left school and haven't gone to sixth form? I know when you've first left school finding friends can seem a bit daunting but it needn't be. You need to create a lifestyle…"
"Another course of action: the next time one of these parasites ask for for a favor, tell him "No" point blank. When he asks why, remind of how he still owes you for all the other stuff you've done for him. You never know, it…"
"i have to say -- There are no victims only volunteers - Just for in the future, you shouldn't give money or do favors under the assumption that you will be paid back in kind. It just a resentment waiting to happen. If you can't do it…"
"You said you where out of High School.
When and where do you meet up with them. If it is after hours, plan other things to do. Change the places you hang out. When they ask to meet up have other plans and don't tell them…"
"Get a job
Join a club
Register for social or athletic activities
Join a fraternal organization
Join a team
Got a favourite sports team? Join a supporters club.
These are all ways to meet people who aren't part of your current group…"
"Are there other interest groups you could join? In the US there are hiking, biking, running, work-out, church, religious, art, business, cooking, as well as other types of groups one can join and then there are the fraternal groups such as…"
"Thanks, those are good ideas, just what I was looking for. In regards with your first point I understand what you mean, problem is that when I was in a bad situation and asked my friends for help they simply refused, I feel that maybe they should…"
"I can propose a few ideas:
* Look into whether friendship is about getting people to return favors. I don't think it is.
* ...but it still may be that your friends are now people you don't like and don't find to be good…"
"I'd very much like a response to this myself. I also live in an area where most young men and women move away almost immediately after high school if they can which makes dating and group bonding tricky. The friends I do have have gotten used…"
I'l give you guys a bit of a back story, right now i'm at a point in my life where the only friends I have take advantage of me and even thought I help them every day they never do anything in return. I am sick of this situation, and I just want to leave this group of friends and never see them again. The problem is I have literally no other friends and where I live there isn't that many places to make new friends. What do you guys think I should do? Thanks in advance.See More
"I was trying to go for #2, but he said it better. All the others matter to. Keep that list!
#9 -- Telling someone you love her puts pressure on her to say the same, too. I don't think I said it until we were either engaged or…"
Hi All,My name is Nick Vogelgesang (it's German, spelling my name in kindergarten was an adventure). I'm a recent college graduate and have been following the blog for about two years now. Currently I am working as a flight instructor in the Fort Worth area.An older article that got posted to the site's Facebook page indirectly led me to decide that within the next five years I am going to travel in Morocco. Being just out of college and never having travelled further out of the country than…See More
"Paul, I'm glad you pointed that out because it made me actually go back and look, and realize that my comment should have been direct at Terry instead of Jack because this comment....
"Any functioning human being can wait tables. Not…"
"The world needs, America needs, all of our communities need artists, writers, thinkers, academics, and all those types.
A lot of them pursue their path out of passion, because these are not careers that typically pay well or offer stability. But…"
"Again, where's the evidence of these "millions" or even "millions upon millions" besides the casual observation of one person (who has freely admitted that he doesn't associate with any of these millions, which tends to…"