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I Think Facebook Makes Me Depressed

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    I was on facebook for 3 years .

    I made account cos someone told me this site is good. I had only 2 people to talk to and the rest never talked with me. One day i ended up with a friendlist with 8 people or something. Noone talked to me anymore, noone added me and noone cared. I was ignored like im allways been...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    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 51-55 2 Responses Jul 25

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    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

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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

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    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 22-25 3 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    Just Trying To Spread The Joy

    Every time I get on facebook I can't help but notice all the negativity! It's almost overwhelming for me. I feel like there aren't enough pages focusing on the positivity and beauty surrounding us in our every day life that aren't specifically focused on a particular religious...
    OliviaSaunders OliviaSaunders 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    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...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It has this knack of making me feel like utter

    ****. I dare to post things, life events, news stories I like, photographs and I might get a sympathy like at best, but generally I'm ignored whilst everyone else gets around 200 likes for some pointless status update. People have told in the past, "We never see you post...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    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 18-21 1 Response Feb 4

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    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 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    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 12 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 19

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    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

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    YOUR BLOCKED FROM MY FACEBOOK SINCE

    MICHELLE GOT MARRIED ..YOU FAT COW
    yawnbutfun123 yawnbutfun123 51-55, F Apr 27

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    I'm a generally happy person

    but when I get on Facebook mood takes a change for the worst.
    Mackinzee Mackinzee 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    FB is lame. The only reason I keep it around

    anymore is for Spotify, I wish I could remember my password.
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns 22-25, F May 29

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    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 3 Responses Jun 2

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Jun 12

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    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 7 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    I hate Facebook now. Just a bunch of people

    that I really don't care to see ever again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3

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    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 18-21 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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

    that site, thanks to ep.
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M Oct 22, 2014

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    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 12 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    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 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    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

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    Thinking

    I feel kinda empty, but kinda good. I don't feel upset about anything or anyone anymore. I feel emotionless, yet part of me feels free, happy (almost). My scars are fading, the bruises on my knuckles are evident but painless, my scissors are cleaned of blood. I'm trying to be...
    jln20 jln20 22-25 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    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 18-21 1 Response Feb 14

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    I love facebook for updates on certain

    underground music events and news...I get to post my art and stuff like that, talk to friends who live far away...But overall I experience an OVERLOAD OF EMOTION AND THOUGHT! Especially about crushes and exes who's pages I am sometimes tempted to look at..... I just get to the...
    hgrajciar hgrajciar 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    shenlong977 shenlong977 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    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 18-21 5 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    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

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    This is another stupid non-'experience' i've

    seen on here. How does Facebook out of all websites (especially this one) make someone feel depressed? Because you have no friends? No one to talk to? No one to write on your wall? You think you're not good looking enough to post a lot of photos of yourself? No one likes your...
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    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

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    Facebook Made Me Depressed And...

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

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    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

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