Have A Friend That Is Constantly Bringing Me Down...

He is unemployed, a month behind on his rent, is single and alone and is depressed. He is constantly posting negative **** on his wall on facebook and not only bringing me down but others. It is his own fault he is in the situation he is in.

When ever I tell him good things about myself he accuses me of bragging and then when I get mad at him for that he tells me he was just kidding. I swear, I think he does that on purpose to get me upset because HE is too damn miserable.

I have known him for over 20 years so I don't want to stop being friends with him because of it. I don't know what to do. I try to build up his self esteem and his other friends try to as well but he is still a miserable ****. He has these pity parties and it is effecting my mental health. I don't want to abandon him in his time of need but speaking with him and reading his facebook posts really bring me down.
mg3930 mg3930
46-50, F
May 5, 2012