I have a group of friends - we are all very close and talk everyday. I've known them all for years. One of my friends in the group is really secretive for some reason though. He talks about all these other friends that he has - but never says their names and they never show up for his birthdays and other important events. Considering I talk to him very often I find it weird that he says "I met my friend for coffee today" without offering up the person's name. Obviously I don't need to know all his business but with all of my other friends we have a much better sense of each other's friends/relatives etc. Also in the many years that I've known this friend I've never met any other friends of his. I only know of him hanging out with the group of friends I also hang out with. I'm thinking he's making this all up. He pretends like he has so many close friends but if so I'm sure I'd have met them some way or another. I believe he is trying to pass off acquaintances as real friends. How do I tell him to knock it off? It gets annoying to hear him talk about this stuff when the validity of it is questionable. Besides this though he is a good friend.