How many friends do you have?

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  1. ebtbmom

    ebtbmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 16, 2009
    Not including family, DH really is my best friend (corny :rolleyes:). Not counting DH I only have 5 friends, 4 women and 1 man. These are friends that I miss when we're apart, but we can pick up conversations like we talk all the time.

    How many friends do you have? I feel like my number is sadly low.
  2. HelenePA

    HelenePA <font color=red>I could use a cupcake now<br><font

    Aug 2, 2006
    Real friends? I'll go with 10 "good" friends probably split 50/50 male/female.. One best friend who've known since birth.. Then my husband fits some place in there.. :rolleyes1
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  4. #1hoosierfan

    #1hoosierfan DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2010
    I have 10-15 friends that are "crap, I have an emergency in the middle of the night, I need help now" close enough that I could count on.

    Then, I have at least another 20-30 people that I would consider "friends." Some closer than others.... but definitely more than just casual aquiantances.

    I am a VERY outgoing person.
  5. Aurora63

    Aurora63 <font color=0066CC>I do look ravishing, don't I?<b

    Apr 10, 2003
    I'm very grateful to say I have a wonderful group of friends, were all friends with each other and hang out together a lot. At 35 that says a lot, I don't think most people my age have such a good community of people around them.

    There are about 6 of us in the core group, plus one who is now teaching in Mongolia (another story!), 2 are a married couple, plus me and 3 other single women. We all live fairly close to each other, too. So thankful for that. When my boyfriend and I broke up, I called two of them, and they were over at my place within the hour. I couldn't imagine my life without them. Quality not quantity. But I'm very very grateful.
  6. Ginny Favers

    Ginny Favers DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2011
    Honestly... 0.
  7. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

    Oct 9, 2006
    sounds about right here as well.
  8. AuroraRosesMom

    AuroraRosesMom Yes, they named her after the dawn...

    Nov 12, 2012
    Not including family (I am very close to my parents) but my husband is really my one and only best friend. The same goes for him. We are both rather introverted and like it that way. We are friendly! We can be social, but we prefer to keep to ourselves. I have a 4 or 5 people I consider to be friends, but I really only talk to them occasionally since we moved out-of-state. I really don't feel much of a need to be really close to anyone but my husband, our children, and my parents. :)
  9. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

    Sep 20, 2009
  10. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

    Dec 30, 2011
    Other than my husband ... none. I'm very shy, have social anxieties, always been the wallflower. Seen, but not heard.
  11. mrssmith06

    mrssmith06 DIS Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    5 or 6 close friends that I talk to regularly. Maybe 10-12 others that I would call a friend but not close. My DH is probably my best friend as well, we are super close and talk about everything. I do have a girl best friend and we are very close, have been friends over 20 yrs but I would still say I am closer with my hubby. :lovestruc
  12. quigs3

    quigs3 Winds in the east, mist comin' in, like somethin'

    Apr 9, 2011
    Honestly, not nearly as many as I used to. After I divorced and was raising two children on my own, I just didn't have time between work and the craziness of single parenthood. My children's school and sports activities dominated all of my free time. I can't fault my friends - they tried to keep in touch. They would ask me out, but I just didn't have the desire to go out, and I never had time to talk on the phone. Now fast forward 15 years - my son is in college, and my daughter isn't far behind. I'm starting to understand what empty nest syndrome is like, but now all of my friends are busy with their own lives and families. I have no one to blame but myself. If I had it to do over, I would force myself to let my friends into my life, no matter how busy, stressed, or depressed I became! I just forgot how important friends can be!
  13. carrie1626

    carrie1626 DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2001
    Not including spouse or family I have 2 BFF, one in town, one over 1000 miles away. I ve known one 30+, the other 20+ yrs. I talk to them the most and spend time with the one alot shopping. ( our hobby!)

    I also have 2 very good friends that I only see occasionally when the 3 of us get together for a lunch/drink date or maybe a picnic/b-day party.

    I spend alot of time with my sister doing stuff and I have a cousin I love seeing, too.

    In the case of my husband and I, we lost so many "friends to divorce". I can count 8 couples right now, more if I really thought hard.
  14. Stitchfans

    Stitchfans Tres Charming

    Jan 30, 2005
    1 friend. She is my best friend. Stood by me through thick and thin.
  15. sPaRkLeSpAz

    sPaRkLeSpAz <font color=darkorchid>wow, our house has been sca

    Jan 2, 2005
    3 not including family.
  16. rszdtrvl

    rszdtrvl DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2008
    I have a few friends who I would trust with my life. They have been friends since elementary school (I am in my mid-30's).

    I have a few acquaintances.

    I do not need to surround myself with people. While I enjoy being around people once in a while, I am content with my family.

  17. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

    Jun 15, 2005
    Besides my husband and family:

    I have two ladies that only get to see once a year and they are my gold and my backbone.

    I have a close-knit group of 15 women that would help me hide a body if I asked. We are spread out a bit over the globe, but Facebook keeps us together like glue.

    I have my best friend that I've had since kindergarten. She was my matron of honor and we still talk a few times a month even though she lives five states away. I was one of the first people outside of her immediate family that she called when her husband unexpectedly passed away.
  18. mombrontrent

    mombrontrent DIS Veteran

    Mar 8, 2008
    This is like us as well. I find it hard to maintain friendships because I never feel like talking on the phone and I really don't like to go out. I'd rather just sit at home with my family. I'm boring that way;) We are very friendly and can socialize as well we just choose not to.
  19. alizesmom

    alizesmom Dreaming of Disney.

    Jun 17, 2007
    Two. One I've known half my life and the other I've never met.
  20. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011
    This is me too. I have about 10 to 15 very close friends. And another 20 to 30 good friends. Im very social. Haven't always been, it came later. High school i guess.

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  21. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

    Aug 3, 2005
    my DH is my best friend. one. i've got a few acquaintances, some i've known over 20 years. i'd do anything for them, but the feeling isn't mutual. i only hear from them if they need my help.

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