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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 grades dropped in the subjects I'm not interested in, my attention span is very limited. There are circles under my tired eyes, my pace is sluggish. I get it, I'm supposed to be...
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    I destroy everything I touch, it's not wonder I can never have what I truly want. It's not wonder I'm always alone, because the moment someone does come to be my friend, is the...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My friends usually have to be at least somewhat social, where as I have high social anxiety, they have to pick up my slack. The people I'm best with are people who are willing to...
    KittySoules KittySoules 22-25, T 3 days ago

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    all of my all friends are absolute oposite of me, they all quiet shy, reserved while im all the place like, and very social
    FelineLover311 FelineLover311 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Friday I'm sleeping over his house with our son. our son is excited to have a sleep over with his sisters. I'm looking foward to being in bed with my ex and cuddle. I'm not...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I broke my phone a few weeks ago, thought I won't survive lol but I actually did survive haha. I realised that I have a phone just because of my online friends and I have no...
    GummiBr GummiBr 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey everyone I wanna be friends with ya
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    For at my lowest of low, I found my humanity. From the pits of my hell, I saw the world from a fresh perspective. Though I may wonder what might've been, I'll be forever grateful...
    RogueLogic2 RogueLogic2 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Any milf wana chat with a mix black guy?? Hmu
    Maul24 Maul24 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Looking for a new FWB in Kansas City....I had one 2 years ago. It was fantastic as we both got our desires fulfilled. She is my best friend still.
    PTCdresser2158 PTCdresser2158 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    What does everyone REALLY think about this "hobby". Do you think its almost NSA? How do feelings not develop? I tried it with an exboyfriend and I seriously shouldn't gave done it...
    CJC78 CJC78 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Looking for a FWB on DFW..Hmu ladies
    txchocolatefire txchocolatefire 36-40, M a week ago

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    Any females in CT looking for a FWB?
    ILoveGirlAss ILoveGirlAss 31-35, M a week ago

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    Honestly I think the whole idea is a cesspool for the mentally weak. The latest greatest idea that is Tinder which was meant for speed dating has now become a McDonald's drive thru...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    my ex bf that I've known for 13 years has been my friend with benefits. I am married and yes my husband knows. my husband is not very sexual or very affectionate. he knows I want...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I’ve been friends with benefits with this guy, recently, whom I’ve noticed weird things about. But then again I might be paranoid, and it’s all fine. First red flag: We...
    Masquerade91 Masquerade91 22-25, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I started taking medication for my depression about 8 years ago, though I suffered from it for at least 10 years prior to that. I would try a medicine, slowly have it upped and...
    Ikid Ikid 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    one of my best friends is tottaly diffrent than me she hate eminem but i love him she moves 1d but i hate'em she tinks that the games are just waste of time but i m addicted to...
    SEDDIKMBM SEDDIKMBM 16-17, M Feb 4

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    my friend Emily is totally different from me like I'm a guy she's a girl but I guess were both smart in our own way but in the real world that's a double standard for nerd. I mean...
    nicebro15 nicebro15 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    If you're ever feeling extremely low, or just a bit sad then feel free to share your feelings with our community: http://live-another-day.boards.net/
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I kind of want to try and friend my ex who shattered my heart about 14 months ago... Would this be a good idea? My intentions aren't to get back together with him (as far as I know...
    ouiee ouiee 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I go through it all the time. It hurts. It turns my world black, sometimes for days that feel like they will never end. I have taken meds before which just make my head feel wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2

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    My mom says she is always stressed because of me and had enough. I'm sorry I have OCD.
    BornMysterious BornMysterious 16-17, F Feb 2

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    It's been worse recently...but it has also gotten better (or less frequent anyway) but man when it hits...it nearly breaks me and I hate it. It's so difficult to try to struggle...
    PrincessAlora97 PrincessAlora97 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    No! I definitely don't think I'm special enough to be cared about and actually why would anyone care? My parents, the ones who were meant to love me unconditionally, have given me...
    gloomykidd gloomykidd 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    If you should fray, or fall apart, In any where or when - I'll always try, with all my heart, To make you whole again. . But if you choose to fall behind, And break and shake...
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz 26-30, M Feb 1

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    Pretty sure it's a long shot. But what do I have to lose? Lol. Any girls in the 804?
    DiverseNerd DiverseNerd 22-25, M Jan 30

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    I have always found the term relationship, to be far too general. Don't we actually have relationships with everyone we have contact with? What about intimate relationships...
    TheWhimsicalDilettante TheWhimsicalDilettante 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    That moment when you realize that your entire social life is online... My "friends" in real life don't care about me. They'll say that they do and sure, they'll talk to me if I...
    Whobody Whobody 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    It has come to the point where I'll burst into tears over one strand of my hair falling out, where I'll start gritting my teeth because I have to get out of bed for the day, just...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    "You're mad." "Why are you mad at me?" I'm not mad. I'm depressed with a resting ***** face.
    InsecureBlurryface InsecureBlurryface 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I am in the process of putting my anxiety behind me. I am just as human as the rest of the world. My existence will not be erased. I haven't talked to anyone in 4 days in this...
    J0eyAye J0eyAye 16-17, M Jan 26

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    I recently moved to a new city and it feels like a whole new world. I can seriously do with more genuine friends. Perhaps EP is not the right place to make real life...
    Mystiquelady Mystiquelady 36-40, F 19 Responses Jan 25

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    I have been ignorant and I have been irresponsible. For the past year I have been denying myself of being "perfectly fine" when I was depressed. It took me one whole year to...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25