Hey, if they know, how did you guys tell your family and friends about your depression? One of my good friends found out how bad my depression was about 4 months ago. And since then, our relationship hasn't really been the same. I guess I take advantage of her sometimes because she is really the only good friend I have. So I kept telling her when I was feeling really down, and I guess in her eyes, that's all she thought I was talking about. And then about a week ago, she kind of blew up at me. She said how I was suffocating her and how everything was only about me and my problems. She told me (these are her exact words) to stop treating her like a therapist and get some actual help. Basically how I am an inconvenience to her and how all I talk to her about is how sad I am, and how I expect her to solve all of my problems. And then she went on to say how her life just revolves around me all the time, and that she keep wasting her time on me and my problems. That me and my depression are too clingy and I constantly have to be talking to her.
I felt really bad because I didn't really realize I was doing that. And it really hurt my feelings what she said to me and now I am scared to talk to her. This isn't the first time she said something hurtful like that. She once told me how I purposely do things to make myself sad, and I put myself in situations that I know will cause me pain. She is my best friend and now I feel like I just ruined everything. I feel really bad how much my mental illness has effected her and I never had the intention of doing that, but at the same time I am kind of mad at her. What she said was super hurtful and I don't know if its me just being sensitive or if other people would be hurt by that too? I know it takes someone special to be there for someone with depression and I guess I am going to try and tone back my depressive thoughts, but it just feel likes I can't talk to her anymore. Like I can only talk to her when I am having a good day, not feeling down. How would you guys react if someone said that to you?
She also said she used to be depressed, but I just feel like she has a hard time understanding me. Like I don't want to be like this. I don't want to be sad and clingy all the time. It isn't always me talking or acting like that, honestly its the depression. I just don't think she understands that. And I want to be a better friend to her but at the same time she hurt my feelings, and she doesn't see that. What would you guys do??