I Think Facebook Makes Me Depressed

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    Facebook Is A Dog From Hell

    It seemed like a good idea when I joined. After all, I've lived in twenty different cities in the US, Mexico and briefly Europe. I've scattered acquiantances and friends like dust in a windstorm and I've never left a single city without leaving at least one really good person...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Jun 26, 2010

    It makes me wonder who my real friends are.

    It seems like Facebook is a buzz kill to those of us who are having it a bit rough. We see peoples dinners, kids, vacations, talents, jobs, buying new things, and we feel that we're pretty much useless compared to these people because we don't have these things going on so they...
    Cattytatts Cattytatts
    26-30, F
    Apr 4, 2014

    FB is lame. The only reason I keep it around

    anymore is for Spotify, I wish I could remember my password.
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns
    26-30, F
    May 29, 2015

    I have a lot of problems

    and not a lot of people I can talk to in the real world. For example today I spent 7 hours by myself. I'm very emotional, sad and angry. Sometimes I "accidentally" rant on fb and I'm never met with understanding. If only they understood what it's like to be broken inside. I'm...
    angel510 angel510
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

    Definitely it makes me depressed.

    All my friends share the fun details of their glamorous lives and it makes me feel like ****. Kinda hate FB.
    MissingGirl MissingGirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2013

    I Know It Does

    I have a Facebook Account merely to keep up with friends who have either moved abroad or interstate. Unlike most people on Facebook, I have resisted the compulsion to add 'Friends' I scarcely know (or plain do not know) just so that other people don't...
    Pixie87 Pixie87
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    I hate Facebook, it constantly shows how

    amazing the lives are of the people who were nasty at school. It almosts says karma isn't true and I hate to believe that. Also it just shows if your popular or not by getting like 100 likes on a Facebook profile picture. Got me so depressed and pissed off I had to deactivate it...
    lucygoosy93 lucygoosy93
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    I don't have anybody connected to me in reality.

    Thus I turn to the web for my social needs. When I hope there are people concerned about my business, I check my Facebook from time to time. But I found my Facebook usually only has people seeking pure entertainment from me if they indeed knock me often. After I check Facebook...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    Are You Really You On Facebook?

    Sometimes im really wondering why people get facebook anyway. To show photos share stories or just pretend to be happy very happy? When i put nice pictures and happy messages on it people tend to like and and want to stay friends. when im sometimes in a not so good mood and as...
    abby776 abby776
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2013

    Yes. Facebook makes me feel sad.

    I get too into always looking at the news feed. I have to delete it. Because I feel so much healthier when I don't have one. I miss missing out on the life's of others who only post things on fb but my health is more important. I have to stay connected some other way.
    flowerloverxxv flowerloverxxv
    26-30, F
    Jul 26, 2014

    Its been proven that people

    who facebook a lot are a lot less satisified with their lives because they're constantly comparing them to all the "good stories" on facebook, the "I got this's", "I went there's", "I ate this's", and "I bought that's", & inSTEAD of being satisified with their OWN lives, are...
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    i was just reading an experience on here it was

    a male who said hes not taking his meds so he can be admitted to hospital to feel that he is wanted how sad to think that a human being should have to do this to feel wanted seems this world is a cold place when you have no freinds
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 22, 2015

    Its Just Pain

    its the same with me, its like i have 187 friends and only one of them talk to me, i had others but even though they are online they don't talk or respond when i tag them in a post to ask them something. and it really sucks for me, i see them go out and having fun while im stuck...
    kurokineko kurokineko
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2011

    I think if facebook can be typed math symbols

    easily, that will be nice, because I often want to type my thought on some physical problem on facebook.I think math is the most objective way of analyzing problems. A lot of problems which can't be analyzed by expressing them in terms of math have no definite solutions no...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    Nov 11, 2015

    The Grass Isn't Always Greener

    If you really take time to think about it, people, for the most part, post two forms of communication on FB:  -Things which paint them in a flattering light, making their lives seem perfect,  - They air their grievances about anything and everything. I'm not including all of...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 17, 2012

    yeah......... so i am away from

    that site, thanks to ep.
    LittleCreates LittleCreates
    26-30, M
    Oct 22, 2014

    Facebook Makes Me Depressed....

    You seem to have all these "friends", people add you and you add them. However, I realize that no one cares what the hell is going on in my life. They aren't true friends. Seeing everyone else have all these great experiences.. and I am stuck where I am. People don...
    ItsALongStory ItsALongStory
    22-25, F
    26 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    Facebook....ugh. I find

    that I yearn for approval and validation from the friends I have on there. But while it seems like so many of these FB friends get likes, comments, and actually socialize with others on this social networking site, I am invisible. I'm not sure why people ignore me. It could be...
    lmma lmma
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2014
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    It Does!

    I must confess I've been thinking waaay too much about canceling my FB account, and that's not only because it makes me depressed! It's also because I've already got on arguments with my boyfriend for lame reasons, such as so-and-so leaving comments and likes on my pics or status...
    MissNN MissNN
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 2, 2012

    I hate LinkedIn. It's just another excuse to

    brag and another way for me to confirm that everyone is better and smarter and more mature than I am. I wish I could say I don't want to live anymore but then people will make a big fuss about it. Those of you who experienced this know what I'm talking about. I'm just really...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo
    Feb 4, 2015

    I'm Sick Of Seeing How Everyone Else Is So Happy

    I like EP so much better on facebook.   First of all.  Not too many people "hit me up" on there.  And whenever they do, It's not special to me or anything.  Haven't posted photos up there till like last summer. A F-in year. Whenever I sign on, it makes me...
    journeytowhere journeytowhere
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Jun 24, 2010

    I become more and more depressed the more I

    visit or stay on Facebook. Approximately ten days ago, my ex became my friend on Facebook again after almost a year. That only adds to my depression as some of the things he posts strike a nerve with me. They are not directed at me, but hurt nonetheless. He's in a new...
    Beth1218 Beth1218
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    heard a lot of talk about facebook lately some

    people say they cant live without it i visit facebook maybe two to three times a week dont know what the fuss is all about lol
    deleted deleted
    Sep 22, 2015

    I hate Facebook now. Just a bunch of people

    that I really don't care to see ever again.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 3, 2015

    I Dislike Facebook

    I only have a facebook because everyone else does, not because I love it and go on very often; it seems almost necessary to have one because I am in highschool.  It makes me feel like I have no friends because all you see some people getting a load of wall posts...
    ihaveep ihaveep
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Sep 16, 2009
    shenlong977 shenlong977
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2014

    Facebook reminds me of everyone I've lost touch

    with, and how they're all hanging out together having a great time. I don't reach out because there's no point in forcing things when everyone has moved on. Some people just don't click, and that's fine and normal. It's just so easy to feel down on yourself when your own social...
    elevenstrikes elevenstrikes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2015


    yawnbutfun123 yawnbutfun123
    51-55, F
    Apr 27, 2015

    My real business never has a person to share.

    All of those people in my Facebook talking to me are to ask me to antibore them. I can't imagine how one could be that bored. I even desperately lack time to do things. If they are that bored, they can come to do chores for me if they can't share my real business. Passing...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    FB Makes Me Lonely

    No matter how many times I like and post comments on my friends' status they never do the same for me. The most I ever got from the was one like. I see my friends' posts and they have two to five likes and a bunch of comments no matter how simple they are. The only way I can get...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 26, 2012

    Fakebook Honestly

    I have found the same patterns in facebook as well. Turned in to an obsession for me, a competition with other people on facebook. It became somewhat exhausting for me. The constant fear of never being good enough and not fitting in to my community or having a place in this world...
    kbej5555 kbej5555
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2012

    Generally my news feed only shows stuff I can

    cope with like world news or something, but once in a while I still get posts from those overachievers/get everything they want people from high school. I know I should just delete them because I don't even talk to them anymore and don't think I will ever see them again (not...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    It Triggers My Depression...

    Every time I get on Facebook, I always feel bad and log off. I couldn't understand why I always felt bad after being on there, but then I slowly started to realize that seeing everyone happy, in college, making friends, partying, having babies and starting families made me see...
    Princess1211 Princess1211
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jun 25, 2011

    Seeing the lives of people

    who seem to be the epitome of perfection. Seeing the fun loving relationships, vacations with tons of friends. The new babies, engagements, weddings, and gifts. I begin to question my position in life, relationships, regret decisions, feel a sense of inadequacy and inferiority...
    sashade1990 sashade1990
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    Facebook Made Me Depressed And...

    I deleted it :) less stress. less idiots.
    BlindFate BlindFate
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2013

    Why people adding me in Facebook are all

    useless? I feel so irritable because nobody to talk with my concerns in my reality. But there is nobody to talk to in my facebook, too. The only person who can relate to me adding me to his facebook keeps being depressed so hasn't replied me for 2 months. People who add me in...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    No One Talks To Me!

    I got on Facebook everyday and I just get tired of seeing people commenting on everyone else's posts and status. And its just funny how I comment on people's pages and I get ignored. Yes so I understand how Facebook can make you depressed.
    ClickCloser ClickCloser
    36-40, F
    20 Responses Jan 30, 2011

    It's addictive. I go to Facebook less

    and less everyday, there's nothing I find interesting unless a few rare posts from friends. 90% it's bullsh*t I'd say. The only good thing it's the messenger feature that keeps me connected to chat with friends. I have a group of acquaintances with whom sometimes I have...
    blackberries blackberries
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I'm not sure why. I like face book

    for being connected . I don't like connecting with everyone tho. Just close friends and family. I end up feeling a little depressed when logging out. I prefer an anonymous beginning . It's lest pretentious . That's only the beginning of it.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 12, 2015

    A Waste Of Time

    My friends constantly complain that I never go on Facebook. To which I always proceed to explain how much of it is a complete waste of time. Why find the need to share everything that happens in your life to your Facebook friends; half of which you've probably never talked to in...
    ninjats ninjats
    5 Responses Mar 9, 2013

    I'm a generally happy person

    but when I get on Facebook mood takes a change for the worst.
    Mackinzee Mackinzee
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    Sometimes I experiment each year with birthday

    wishing. One year I will wish everyone on my friend's list by posting on their walls on their birthday, and the next year, I selectively pick and choose from people I truly care to say happy birthday to. I like doing this so I can see if that affects the number of birthday...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    Thinking about deactivating mine,

    but am worried I'll need it in the future for clubs and activities...I sincerely regret ever making one in the first place. It makes me depressed to see all my "friends" out there having fun and having a good life, and also having a million likes on their pictures. I get maybe 1...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 30, 2015

    I am in an unmanned world

    for long. Originally I didn't bother to register a facebook account because I don't have friends from real world to add. But I suddenly got the motivation to register a facebook account in Feb. 2013. Then in 2014 I started to accept some friend requests. I considered facebook...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    My facebook is full of a ton of useless friends.

    They either send message to me to ask me to antibore them or don't talk to me at all. None of them can share my concerns or has meaningful conversation with me. If I rebut or ignore their antiboredom message, they just unfriend or block me. That's great. I don't really need...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself
    31-35, F
    Aug 29, 2015

    I thought Facebook was a social networking site.

    You know, to share pictures, life events, accomplishments, and such. Well, apparently Facebook is a media source meant to share bigoted opinions about things going on in the world and to scrutinize people's lives should these worldly things have something to do with them and...
    Euphoryana2 Euphoryana2
    26-30, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    yes it does. ep allows me to say

    and confess things i can't on facebook. and get tired of seeing pics of every second of other peoples lives. i really don't care. i don't care where or what you are eating or a doctors appt!!! uggg!!!
    stlguy45 stlguy45
    46-50, M
    Jul 29, 2015

    My ex has been liking my Facebook statuses

    quite a lot recently. 2 days ago he liked a photo I took of myself and yesterday he liked a status where I said I was out on the town with friends for St Patrick's day. He recently posted on his Facebook wall claiming that he's trying "online dating". This upset me but I ignored...
    batjokes batjokes
    22-25, F
    Mar 19, 2015
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