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I Have Friends With Depression

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    Yep...

    It's not always easy, being friends with someone who is depressed. But, I'm not one to judge nor turn away from them! I was there, not too long ago, and for many years. It's only been almost 8 months now, that I have been depression-free. Which makes me very new to this new...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    My Lovely Enemy's Pain Addiction

    *Yes I'm refering to my best guy friend (see My Lovely Enemy) as My lovely Enemy*   I sometimes get funny emails from My Lovely Enemy. This one however was different. He sent it to a lot of people including me. 'I want you guys to rant about me.About anything. The...
    reichan reichan 18-21, F Jul 16, 2009

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    My Friend Needs Help - I Don't Know What To Do...

    i am extremely worried about my friend... shes been battling depression, od'ing on common medicine (not actual drugs), and cutting herself. i have been trying and trying to be there for her and help her, but i dont know what to do... nothing i say seems to have an effect, and she...
    Randomname1 Randomname1 18-21, F Sep 5, 2011

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    Not Just One Persons Problem

    My best friend of 15 years has been dealing with depression for 10 years. There have been times when I gave up things for myself so that I could be there for her when she needed me. Some of those times I did it unwillingly. I love her to death but she often uses her illness to...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Jul 29, 2008

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    Oh Crap

    my freind is not having a good time in the past few weeks he has been extermely depressed which is kinda ironic since he is ussually the one that helps everyone else and for about the past month it has been getting steadily worse he at one point ran out of the house and was...
    shiftu shiftu 22-25, M Oct 19, 2010

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    I Am Worried About My Friend But I'm Also Angry And I Don't Know How To Change That.

    I met this girl, we'll call her Ann, last year and we became really good friends. The only thing is she grew up in a not very good household where she was neglected. Mental illnesses also run in her family. When she was 18, her best friend's mother had her move in with their...
    FireAndIce0o0 FireAndIce0o0 22-25, F Nov 13, 2012

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    People confuse depression with just general sadness. You cannot just try to feel better or cheer up. When you are depressed, you feel hopeless, helpless, lonely, misunderstood, you...
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    I have this ex who I only dated for like two weeks about three years ago. We broke it off cleanly and then "he" started messaging me about how he used me and frankly never actually...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    The worst time when I'm depressed I usually not myself I can't survive without Bella my Labrador Retriever I got Bella for my twenty third birthday back in two thousand and twelve...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Walking away from a friendship that no longer benefits you isn't wrong; it means you're a stronger person for doing so. Being able to accept that this person is not inherently bad...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    i used to have a girl on skype as a FWB but she's gone it was amazing especially when it's started with a friendship and this the best way ,hope i can find someone like her if...
    naughtymido naughtymido 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I thank my lord and savor for everything I have wants and needs I came out of my shell for once I see there's hope
    Nikkilight25 Nikkilight25 22-25 3 days ago

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    I don't like seeing my mom depressed.. It hurts my so bad. She just said how embarrassed she was when it came to our house because my uncle (her brother) has such a beautiful...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I had a friend who I was flirting with about a year ago contact me yesterday and out of the blue ask me if I'd be interested in being friends with benefits. We're both with other...
    BlueEyedBob BlueEyedBob 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have found that I can be friends with just about anyone - even with people who have views I disagree with. Sure there are people out there who do things that I disapprove of but...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I had a friend who moved away in fourth grade. She's been gone for over three years now. She had to move to Singapore(we both lived In Alabama) because her dad got a job over there...
    cheatahboo cheatahboo 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    What do you do when have made up your mind about living anymore?
    cactie87 cactie87 26-30, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    The most recent was an EP friend I thought. Only to learn that they were really not tuned in to our friendship like I was. My big mistake I confess it was my fault. The world can...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    Today, I'm in blue again. The feeling of drowning can be really exhausting. Especially when we have to deal with the same challenge for years. But I don't give up this time. At...
    Reneems Reneems 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have had depression for quite some years thoughts of feeling no good. And like I'm worthless but now I have support and love within myself b
    Nikkilight25 Nikkilight25 22-25 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't remember how to spell or pronounce it, but I was diagnosed with a form of depression that is constant, underlying, and unprovoked. Its a brain chemical issue that I was...
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    In seventh grade, I came to a private Christian school. I had been homeschooled for five years before that and was to enter a new school. I knew what to expect in some ways, but in...
    xoxosweetsierra xoxosweetsierra 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Is it truly possible to have a FWB without getting feelings involved at some point? I have one, but I'm starting to feel my mind wander to him at various times throughout the day...
    kendall376 kendall376 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Everytime I try to do something about my depression, it just makes things worse. Life is cruel.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Once upon a time there lived a beautiful couple who loved each other very much. He had a good job and she had designs of brilliance. They were living with a terrible friend of his...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Since I was a child, I've struggled with depression. I didn't know what it was until I was an adult and sought help from a psychiatrist. It took trial and error to find the right...
    suburbanmother suburbanmother 46-50 a week ago

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    Except for a few things, one of my best friends is the complete opposite of me. We both agree that there's no reason we should be friends. We even hated each other when we first...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M a week ago

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    The word "friends" is probably a stretch but I can associate with anyone I believe I'm very confident in my ability, although if it doesn't work out I'll probably resort to taunts...
    RegANONdixo RegANONdixo 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It's especially my closest friends. I may not be gay but I have other friends which are.
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F Aug 24

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    I have so many great friends but I feel like so lonely. I have been with a lot of friends ones cuttin up and laughing but I still feel lonely sometimes
    brooklynturner brooklynturner 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    It's hard to draw the line with people who are good to have as friends with benefits. I have one good friend which occasionally we fool around. What's great is that we are good...
    stella517 stella517 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    None of my friends in school knew the real me. None. They knew a tiny bit of my personality: shy and quiet. Antisocial. I never talked about my depression and they never really...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I don't want any friends at all, at least from a conscious theoretical perspective. From an evolutionary perspective, I see friendship as a way to ensure survival by combining...
    Zaxel Zaxel 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I know people who have nothing but disappointing stories about FWB relationships. I have had mostly positive experiences.
    HippieGuyInATie78 HippieGuyInATie78 36-40, M Aug 20

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    When we met in 2nd grade we just instantly became friends we became super close we were like sisters we were so close we were always together as we became preteens and started...
    barbiegurl134 barbiegurl134 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I recently struck up a friendship with a much older guy, now I know him better, I don't like him that much. He likes to take revenge, I'm in the sh*t, I always seem to get attached...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I can be friends with total opposite of me Granted Im a different breed and think and do things different does not mean we cant be friends. Who knows may learn something.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I am sure it will be a good experience to know people around the world with different thinking and mindsets... Happy friendship...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm off to no man's land if you want to find me go to the village called nothing they'll point you to a dinner called empty, there they'll serve you a cup of 2 am depression and a...
    keanukenway keanukenway 16-17, F Aug 15

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    A few ways to support your gay best friend. Be friends with the guy he's dating even if he's (WAS) your worst enemy. Invite BOTH of them to your parties. Be the nicest ***** you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    Diagnosed with it but they feed me meds that lead me to ICU or suicide I battle depression till this day I gave up on doctors, Id rather be safe and live then take some crazy...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 14

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