I Become Reclusive When Down

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    On Being Withdrawn....

    Today isn't a good day. I'm feeling down. I don't want to watch the News: it always seems as though they savor bad news and misfortune to others. I don't like stories or movies or books that make me remember that which I am better off burying and planting a tree upon. I don...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2011


    Was just browsing my experiances and saw this one. I never realized just how very true it is until just this moment! To that end, a great big THANK YOU!!! to my EP friends that noticed I was gone for a while and missed me. Eight, Tao, Bella, Queen...you guys rockith...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jun 4, 2010

    Stopping The Cycle

    It’s somewhat normal for people to retreat from being with others when their mood is low. While not everyone who is depressed avoids being social, it does happen quite frequently. If this is temporary, it doesn’t have to be a problem. But if it goes on and on, it can make a...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    I just wanna be alone sometimes .

    That shouldn't have to be a bad thing .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    This Group And The Other

    My story is in the similar group.  I withdraw when depressed
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    Feb 7, 2011

    Mia Or Pow

    Vanished, no one knows what happened. He was such a good soldier,can't imagine him letting his guard down. He has been in this war of life foe a long time. He's been shot up, captured by the enemy, but managed to escape and survive. After recovering,returned to the front lines...
    Waymor Waymor
    51-55, M
    Apr 9, 2012

    I have the most evil of moods almost regularly

    every twenty eight days for about a week! It is almost a complete change of persona, the ***** in me is released by an intense and painful experience. Yes, I can veritably bite off your head! I am almost totally reclusive at this time but obviously being at university means I...
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    The Flow Of Water

    Our experiences in life are like water flowing into us. Once there how we process those experiences will mean the difference between stinking like a swamp or invigorating life around us like a mighty flowing river. When I am down I don't like to be around people because I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 27, 2011


    For the last three years, I have been getting steadily worse. For about two months now, I have scarcely been able to find the strength to get out of bed. Now, for about a month, I've realised that i'm losing the courage to communicate with people.There are many days where I speak...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 25, 2012

    Mia Or Pow

    Vanished,No one knows what happened.He was such a good soldier,can't imagine him letting his guard down.He has been in this war of life for a long time.He's been shot up,captured by the enemy but managed to escape and survived.After recovering,returned to the front lines.No one...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 18, 2012

    To Hell With Samsara...I Give Up

    My good friend Werdiesehn.... has it right when he says, "struggle without respite, constant struggle and then death." It seems some of us in this life are destined to struggle, feel pain, and be unloved. My other friend, Abhi, says it's samsara...the cycle of life...including a...
    Carissimi Carissimi
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2012

    when I have one of my depressive episodes,

    I tend to isolate myself from everyone. I think that I'm worthless and therefore I don't deserve the company or help that others can offer. I hate myself much more than I care to admit.. especially when I get depressed.
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    ....at least I try to "pull in,

    " as my GF, therapist and I call it. It's my default conflict-avoidant reaction to stress and depression. I think it's OK in small doses, but know it's unhealthy overall. It's hard to withdraw, however, when you're a single dad with two sons, and has a persistent GF - who...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 18, 2016

    To My Friends. (Will You Still Be There?)

    There are sweet wrappers in my car, the bins are full of them. My library books are overdue. I'm playing computer games for hours. All harmless in themselves, but for me these are indicators. I'm crashing. So, if you don't see me for a while, that's why. Not anything to do...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    10 Responses Mar 2, 2013

    It's nothing personal,

    I just have my own way of dealing with my depressive moods.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

    Just Go Away

    When I'm down (like now), I stop answering my phone, answering my door, or answering my emails.It's not that other people bother me. It's that I feel so horrible that nothing they can say or do is going to help me feel better, and I'd rather just be alone until my bad mood blows...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2013
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