I Withdraw From Friends When Depressed

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    My so-called friends never understand me

    when I'm depressed. They don't know how badly my heart aches when I'm forced to go to a social event with them and the anxiety starts to set it. They don't understand when I don't respond to a text or calls for a few days it's not because I'm ignoring them it's because I just...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2014


    Instead of hurting people by having to withdraw and make them feel like it's personal, I think it's best if I just stop making friends! I can't keep doing this to people.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    May 13, 2011

    Generally it's hard for people to hear

    dark/upsetting or saddening things. I don't want anyone to feel bad, and this is from experience too- not just an assumption.
    Jaideiris Jaideiris
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9

    Recently I've struggled with kind of

    withdrawing into myself and not really caring about anything. When I was younger I struggled with OCD, and to fight that I would often tell myself "It's okay, it doesn't matter, don't worry about it, let it go". And I kept telling myself that over and over about everything I...
    homestarrunner37 homestarrunner37
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    Most the Time

    Kinda just stay to mself when i am.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Jan 31, 2009

    Not Sure Who I'm Trying to Benefit

    I think I'm staying away from friends so I don't bring them down.  Or, maybe, I don't want to be judged by them.  There are friends I have had that I know I need to steer clearer from than others because it feels like they kick me while I'm already down. I have...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2008

    I Withdraw From Friends And People Again And Again

    I have a pattern of withdrawing from friends and people again and again.  I have a full time job and a family so I continue going to work and interracting with my family members but I don't feel reaching out to anyone.  Right now I think it is because I am disappointed in...
    lovesprivacy lovesprivacy
    Feb 20, 2012

    Not Your Fault

    Its true...I am a hedgehog at heart. If I feel unhappy, threatened, or even just a tiny bit nervous,I withdraw for a while. Go and read a book usually.Not really ignoring you all - its my problem.  OK?
    avatarunknown avatarunknown
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2011
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