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I Hate It When People Say "cheer Up" To The Depressed

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    I hate it when people say anything

    when someone is depressed. Like they understand. Screw words, words often make it worse.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2

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    Oh my god, I'm so tired of this. I'm so sick of being alive. I hate myself in every single way. I don't want to keeping living anymore. I want to die. I don't want to go to college...
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    I hate how I changed when I met my ex. I became this girl looking back that I'm ashamed of. I hate myself for it. Why did I become her? When I look in the mirror I don't hate how I...
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    I don't understand after 17 years of marriage counseling, reading marriage books together, praying together, I stil cannot understand my ex husband. Misunderstanding after...
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    This is another stupid non-'experience' i've seen on here. How does Facebook out of all websites (especially this one) make someone feel depressed? Because you have no friends? No...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am lonely, depressed and looking for hope. 10 years ago I was young, thin, beautiful, successful and strong. 9 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Now I am 250lbs...
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    I have always felt disgusted with myself even from a young age. In middle school to now (Highschool) It has increased dramatically. I hate everything from my weight to my hair...
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    March 23. Flack from Setting Boundaries. We need to know how far we'll go, and how far we'll allow others to go with us. Once we understand this, we can go anywhere. —Beyond...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Mar 23

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    I don't get it! One minute you'll be having a wonderful day! All excited and happy and the next minute your broken down and sad and you feel like your worthless except for no...
    EmoPanda3 EmoPanda3 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I really hate how people are like "oh but you don't look like someone who's depressed or someone who would cut", I just really want to smack them. Such ignorance :/
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    Nothing ever goes my way. I'm tried of struggling with everything I do. I wish just once things fell into place in my life. It looks like everyone I talk to is moving on with their...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have recently had episodes of depression. Moving away from my friends and everything I knew is part of it. I think I also feel this way because of social networking. I look on...
    Ginger135 Ginger135 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I starting noticing this when I was eight or nine. Whenever I would make a close friend, I started getting jealous of every thing they did with someone else. I would get upset when...
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    When people lie to you it hurts.... When people lie about you it hurts. When they do both it's unbearable.
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    blove16 blove16 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I'm 16 years old and my older sister (by 17 years) has agreed to let me stay at her house for the rest of the school year until mom gets back from visiting her brother. (I couldn't...
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    i wouldn't say that I'm a real, dreamer.. okay maybe i am. I tend to spend Majority of my time thinking. And thinking about life seems to be the only thing i can do. To be honest...
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    When I got pregnant at 17 my then boyfriend forced to live in their house which was a hell cause his father is an alcoholic dickhead. I've tried many times to leave my husband but...
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    April 19. Accepting Change. The winds of change blow through our life, sometimes gently, sometimes like a tropical storm. Yes, we have resting places - time to adjust to another...
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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
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    I wouldn't say I actually hate her. If anything, I'm jealous and hurt. Our parents were friends since before we were born so we grew up together. Inseparable throughout grade...
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    Isabel13 Isabel13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I could write a 30,000 word prose of why I am depressed and why life has led me to the way I feel right now. But none of that really matters. It doesn't matter what life...
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    Okay so I don't hate my sister but I really can't stand her. She is extremely mean to me and doesn't care how I feel. She always try's to embarrass me in front of people and say...
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    I've hated my dad since I was 13. He robbed me of my self esteem and my potential- I could have been so much more, I really feel that with every fibre of my being. When I was...
    femmefatality femmefatality 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I hate this about me. I get depressed or angry, then my mouth moves faster than my brain. I say things without thinking. I hurt people who only try to help. I wish I was more...
    everyonehasbeauty everyonehasbeauty 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    SaronaOsamaru SaronaOsamaru 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    All right, I know people come on here to either wine, or try to think about nothing but sunshine and rainbows...no offense, being positive and hopeful is good for moral.... but i...