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I Have Friends With Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    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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    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 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Warning, this is long, but I feel as though I have to tell the full details of the story. Even if no one responds, I just need the catharsis of letting it all out for once...
    sketchit sketchit 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    After two heart-breaking relationships, I gave up on love. I chose to be single and mingle for straight sexual bliss and fun. I have five friends with benefits and we all share the...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    met a girl name Lizbette at the starbucks near my college. we started talking and flirting and now we are in a FWB relationship. We like each other but enjoy others too. She was...
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have a friend with benefits. It's fun to see him once in a while. Takes stress away and we can talk about the things we like. He's aggressive when we're about to have some fun...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Oooh yes they are the best we never had sex though but it started off as us cuddling while watching a movie then I kissed him he started making out with me then on the couch I...
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Fu*ck buddy is on his way. ;-)
    Lu24642 Lu24642 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    Looking for a female for FWB relationship ...
    00000MG 00000MG 51-55, M Dec 8

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    I become depressed even though nothing is happening in my life which is common for people who suffer on and off for yrs. I also have arthritis in my right knee, and spine...
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Freshman year of high school, I was awkward and quiet, but my choir teacher made it his goal to bring me out of my shell. It was his first year as a teacher, and we instantly...
    MeAndMySkinnyLove MeAndMySkinnyLove 16-17, F Nov 23

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    OCD is when: Numbers remind you of the worst moments of your life. You can't walk into that room because you have a bad feeling. You can't hurt that stuffed animal because it has...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    Totally! Tbh I have friends who are more academically smarter than me, like my brainy science friends, my maths loving friends and my fun friends who love English. We all help each...
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm still friends with my first girlfriend, even after we broke up. It's good that we're still friends. She's not a bad person. She was just too clingy, never letting me have time...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Nov 25

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    Should I still be friends with my ex because I get jealous when she talks about this friend. She is always talking about this other friend now and I think u shouldn't be friends...
    sarcasticgirl sarcasticgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I am friends with an old lady. We go every where together. I like her company. She is not the brightest or the cutest woman but she has a good soul. She is totally diff from me for...
    Bipolarshon Bipolarshon 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have friends who's interests and personalities are very different if not completely opposite of mine. As long as you see value in each other and cherish each other's feelings...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Have you ever been friends with an ex but no matter what you do it always feels awkward? Like there is some sexual tension there... And I don't believe it will ever go away.
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    it'd be great to make friends with someone who is like me
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F Nov 23

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    I'm lonely. I don't have friends. That's because I am very shy and quiet. I want someone who I can talk to. Someone I can laugh with. I don't want to lock myself up in my room...
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    In a way I like it why not I had a friend but we don't really see each other as much anymore but we still text but we are the complete opposite in style, likes, disliked, music...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I'm friends with this girl who is the complete opposite of me, she's flirtatious ... giggly... dressed to kill. I'm the dork friend who likes comic books and chuck Taylors.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I can be friends with people who are totally different than me. I hope, I can. I will try.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    It's more of a regular desire.I enjoy many types of females but my favorite is a female with a big full figure to enjoy and have fun with...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Dec 4

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    I am a boy who wants to meet a girl on EP, get to know her and have fun with her.
    zacklowe zacklowe 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Actually, not WITH the men themselves, but while we have sex with groups of women at the same time. Parties. I have had sex with groups of women at the same time though. The most...
    zbigbox zbigbox 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i am a *****.....my friends luv me a lot.... am not trying to understand them or being funny with them.....Am so afraid that if I lose my friendship bcoz of my own faults.... bcoz...
    polu26 polu26 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    During my years of being anorexic, I also suffered from depression. I took anti-depressants for a while after getting out of treatment, but that doesn't mean I still don't suffer...
    BwayGirl676 BwayGirl676 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know why I'm depressed :/ i have a great group of friends, a supportive home life, and I'm in college studying the program that i've always dreamed of. I even started...
    TaylorNicole312 TaylorNicole312 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    It all started about a year ago, when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. My life as I knew it went to ****. Every day was a mental battle to keep going. The only thing that made me...
    ImTired98 ImTired98 22-25, M Nov 23

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    Today I was about to cry in front of my class. I tried to hide it by taking off my glasses and wiping my eyes but one boy saw me. Luckily he just asked if I was okay and didn't...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh god today has been a hard day. I feel so low... I've battled with PTSD, depression and anxiety for the past four years but holy **** today has been bad. Felt as if it's been...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F Nov 26

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    I battle depression and agoraphobia.
    msmemyself msmemyself 56-60, F Dec 1

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    I was feeling so up for a couple weeks there, but now I've just plummeted right back down. Why is this so difficult? I'm getting so frustrated with myself because I can't even...
    spiffyoctopus spiffyoctopus 18-21, F Nov 20

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    My dad, who also has depression, is the one who makes my depression worse....
    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F Dec 3

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    Please don't hesitate to talk to me if you ever feel alone, worthless, sad, or feel the need to hurt yourself. You're not alone in your struggle, everyone at some point feels the...
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 23

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    It's hitting me hard tonight. My dads in the hospital with congestive heart failure and I'm hurting deep. I must be strong though for my sisters. Hes not my biological dad but has...
    riddlesmile riddlesmile 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    It all started when I was banned from seeing the girl I loved because her mom found out about us. We kept going in secret for about 6 months until I found out she was cheating on...
    revolvingaroundmusic11 revolvingaroundmusic11 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I was away for what seems like forever. And when I got back I still wad unable to get onto this website. But I want you guys to know that it is possible to get through this. It...
    DuskWinters DuskWinters 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My ex boyfriend and I were together for two years on and off, and now we're friends.. I find it a little weird. He changed a lot after our final breakup and we weren't even friends...
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F Nov 23

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    one of my best friends lets call her K bullyed me today she called me bossy and my other best friend lets call her A anyway A and I walk home together and I told her my story and...
    basmalaalemam basmalaalemam 13-15, F Nov 25

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    I like having friends that like the same things that I do...or at least some things...but I also enjoy having friends that are totally opposite of me. You learn more from them...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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