Have any of you made up stories just so you could make friends? I know everybody lies, small lies here and there and some big ones. I have lied to people just because I assumed they'd like me more. I started with small lies and as I began to make friends the lies became bigger. Those lies were eventually uncovered and the friends were lost. Now I have zero friends and at my age (38) I feel I'm too old to make new friends. My longing for friends has been with me since I was a child. I believe growing up with no friends is now catching up to me. I should be focusing on other things but lately, being friendless has been all I think about.