I Isolate While Depressed

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    Pushing Him Away...

    There's this guy, he's beautiful, he's amazing, he's making me the happiest I've ever been in my life... And I'm pushing him away. I love him. He loves me. The monster loves me. I hate that I love the monster... The monster called depression. It suffocates me, pulls me under a...
    michaway michaway
    18-21, F
    Jul 19, 2012


    I have horendous memories from the past around the winter time that I often find myself heading for an isolation period due to depression.  I know all the right things to do; however those that I generally associate with are too busy for any one else. I don't always...
    Micayla Micayla
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2008

    An Ok Day?

    Just last week, I forced myself to forego staying home in order to adventure out into the world to run some errands and run a couple miles. I was having a not-so-good day, and I just wanted to sleep away my worries. I knew that staying couped up inside wasn't the solution to any...
    kristinlately kristinlately
    26-30, F
    Jan 7, 2011

    I Hide From People,when I'm Depressed..

    when i'm in my depressive state,i,also, isolate,or hide,from people,and my family. i just don't feel like,and don't have the energy to deal,with anyone,or anything. i have to wait until i'm feeling better,to accomplish anything,and to take care of,what i have to,and to be able to...
    samualadams4 samualadams4
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2009

    Lonely Contentment

    I feel lonely. I feel lonely and alone in the world. I feel like there is a city bustling outside my apartment walls, laughter and comraderie floating through the air. I have places where I could go and people I could be around. In fact, I've received a few invites just this...
    kristinlately kristinlately
    26-30, F
    Jan 7, 2011

    Sitting, Waiting, Wondering

    I am fearful of many things, but it wasn't until very recently that I realized I am most fearful of community. Slowly, and at different points, throughout the past couple of years I have become aware that any social anxiety, nervousness, shyness, insecurities, etc. I have ever...
    kristinlately kristinlately
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2011

    New Understanding

    I read a passage in my Purpose-Driven Life book that really spoke to me. “Isolation breeds deceitfulness; it is easy to fool ourselves into thinking we are mature if there is no one to challenge us. Real maturity shows up in relationships.” Lately here, God has...
    kristinlately kristinlately
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2010

    Very Alone

    I i spend more time on the net than talking to people! I feel very isolated & alone,I don't know how to connect with other people its like I can't get close to anyone I feel trapped inside my own mind I wish I could laugh again talk to people without feeling nervous and just...
    1 Response Feb 10, 2013

    Time For Round Two..

    When I was 16 i was pretty badly depressed.. that was 2 years ago.. I knew something was wrong with me about 3 or 4 months ago.. ya see i'm in the middle of a negative circle.. school and home. I don't blame anybody though, it's out of our control. Today was an intense day at...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 10, 2011

    I Isolate While Depressed.

    When im down I really do prefer being alone. I hate distractions and other annoyances. I prefer to jus sit and relax and destress. I think time alone makes a person stronger and makes it better to concentrate on fixing wat needs to be fixed.
    applescruffs applescruffs
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2009

    Oh My God !!!

    Of all the group names I have come accross, very few have described me as well as this one.And since I suffer from depression that goes from just alright to severe black depression, I am isolated almost all the time. EP has given me a place to go to try and break out of this in...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow
    56-60, M
    Apr 11, 2011
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