She's DONE Being an 'Emotional Dumping Ground' for Depressed Pals 😤

Diply Social Team
Diply | Diply

Ever felt like you're the only one putting in effort in your friendships? 😕 That's what our protagonist here is going through. They're surrounded by friends who constantly post about their depression on social media, urging others to 'check in on' them. But when it comes to our protagonist's own mental health struggles, these friends seem to be MIA. 🤷‍♀️ It's a one-sided relationship that's taking a toll on their mental health, and they're starting to wonder if they're the a**hole for not wanting to give attention to their friends' depression anymore. 🤔 Let's dive into their story...

Mental Health Struggles 😣

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Depressed Friends' Social Media Posts 📱

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Listening for Hours 🕰️

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Impact on My Mental Health 😔

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Feeling Drained 😩

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My Own Struggles 🤯

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Changing the Subject 🔄

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Formality Questions 🙄

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No Positive or Interesting Topics 🚫

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Can't Take It Anymore 😖

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Holding on to Good Feelings 🌈

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Dying Plant Metaphor 🌱

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Not Someone Who Can Be Squeezed 🚫

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Angry at Their Posts 😠

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Can't Give Attention Anymore 😞

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One-Sided Friendships: A Mental Health Nightmare 😱

Our protagonist is struggling with their own mental health, but their friends seem to only care about their own problems. These friends constantly post about their depression on social media, asking others to check in on them, but never reciprocate the support. 🙅‍♀️ Our protagonist is tired of listening to hours of negativity without any improvement, and it's affecting their own mental health. 😞 They feel like a dying plant, with their friends trying to squeeze out the last drops of water for themselves. 💧 Now, they're questioning if they're the a**hole for not wanting to give attention to their friends' depression anymore. 😣 Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Being a friend doesn't mean being a therapist. #SelfCare 🙌

WonderfulAtmosphere | WonderfulAtmosphere

Self-care is important. You're NTA for setting boundaries 🙌

MisterLampShade8 | MisterLampShade8

Self-care matters, even for emotional support. 🙏

shortylikeamelody | shortylikeamelody

Protect your mental health, unfollow toxic friends. NTA 👍

Asshole-Expert | Asshole-Expert

Depression is real, but attention-seekers shouldn't harm your mental health. NTA 🙏

2lugz | 2lugz

Cutting off toxic friendships for mental health 👌

fr33zy_pop | fr33zy_pop

Don't let others drain you! Take care of yourself first. 🙌

LeaguePillowFighter | LeaguePillowFighter

Healthy friendships require mutual support. These 'friends' are selfish 👎

battousaidedo | battousaidedo

It's okay to prioritize your mental health first 🙌

Dendromicon | Dendromicon

Self-care is important. Encourage friends to seek professional help.

waterdevil19144 | waterdevil19144

Stop being an 'emotional dumping ground' for depressed 'friends' 🚫🎭

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Encouraging professional help for depressed friends is important 🙌

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Being there for friends is important, but prioritize your own mental health 🙏

Edyoucaited | Edyoucaited

Don't be an 'emotional dumping ground' for draining friends. NTA.

WW76kh | WW76kh

Prioritizing mental health doesn't make you the a**hole 😊

spindriftsecret | spindriftsecret

Prioritizing self-care in mental health field. Not the a**hole.

monkwren | monkwren

Take a mental health break from Facebook and prioritize self-care 🙏

Cutie3pnt14159 | Cutie3pnt14159

Cut off toxic friends who drain you emotionally. NTA 👏

noapscored | noapscored

Setting boundaries with friends who use you as a therapist 🙌

Meddleysome | Meddleysome

Protect your mental health, consider cutting off toxic friends. 🙏


Prioritizing self-care and setting boundaries is important for mental health 🙌

gkwroe | gkwroe

Taking responsibility for own mental health, not obligated to listen. 🙏

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Setting boundaries with draining friends. NTA 🙌

Poplett | Poplett

Setting boundaries is important, prioritize your own mental health 🙌

Nddit | Nddit

Setting boundaries in friendships is important for mental health 🙌

jadekiara | jadekiara

Friends using mental health as an excuse for attention-seeking behavior. NTA.

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Protect your energy, say no to energy vampires. You're NTA 🙌

femjuniper | femjuniper

True friends check on each other during tough times 🙏

aeiou-y | aeiou-y

Set boundaries with depressed friends who demand constant attention. 🙌

livience | livience

Setting boundaries can be tough, but necessary for self-care 🙏

jbr_pdf | jbr_pdf

Setting boundaries with friends can be tough but necessary 🤔

awkwardgabii | awkwardgabii

Being a supportive friend doesn't mean being an emotional punching bag 🙏

ghost_gal84 | ghost_gal84

Setting boundaries is okay! NTA for prioritizing mental health 🙌

69schrutebucks | 69schrutebucks

Toxic friendships draining you? Let them go! 👋

therealthisishannah | therealthisishannah

Misunderstandings in mental health can be harmful 😔

bestphilly | bestphilly

Set boundaries and prioritize your mental health. NTA 🙌

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Set boundaries and prioritize mental health. NTA 👏

ovr_it | ovr_it

Prioritizing oneself in mental health is important. Good metaphorical tips! 🌱

realjillyj | realjillyj

Setting boundaries with friends for better mental health 💪

horrorjunkie707 | horrorjunkie707

Setting boundaries with depressed friends: balancing support and self-care 👏

curious-sparrow | curious-sparrow

Breaking free from toxic friendships. NTA for setting boundaries! 👏

JaneDoeIsDying | JaneDoeIsDying

Stepping back from negative friends is important for mental health 🙏

BardicInclination | BardicInclination

Self-care comes first! NTA for distancing from emotional vampires. 🙌

sweetD8763 | sweetD8763

Normalizing mental illness struggles and supporting NTA's stance 👏

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Taking charge of your own mental health is crucial. NTA!

Emotional-Fruit | Emotional-Fruit

Put yourself first. Quick check-ins are better than long talks.

NeverRarelySometimes | NeverRarelySometimes

Self-care is important. NTA for prioritizing mental health 🙌

nopepsiisntokay | nopepsiisntokay

Setting boundaries with toxic people is self-care 🙌

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Setting boundaries is important for mental health 🙌

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Cut out emotional vampires who only take and never give 😒

cheeezncrackers | cheeezncrackers

Setting boundaries with friends struggling with mental health 🙏

nanettehimmelfarb | nanettehimmelfarb

Mute and move on for a happier, healthier you 🙌

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Take care of yourself first, not an emotional dumping ground 😤

S3xySouthernB | S3xySouthernB

Putting yourself first is not selfish, it's self-care! 🙌

bemused162 | bemused162

Take care of your mental health first, seek professional help 💆‍♀️

robbie5643 | robbie5643

Setting boundaries with friends who use you as emotional support. 🙏

Djhinnwe | Djhinnwe

Setting boundaries for mental health is important for self-care ✌🏻

CompetitiveLecture5 | CompetitiveLecture5

Putting your mental health first is always the right choice 🙌

Puzzled_Cat_3377 | Puzzled_Cat_3377

Set boundaries and prioritize your own mental health. Good luck! 🙏

Bossladydd | Bossladydd

Don't be an emotional dumping ground for your friends 🙄

xajhx | xajhx

Protect your mental health. You're not their therapist. NTA 🙏

Madmaxx_137 | Madmaxx_137

Don't be an emotional dumping ground. Find supportive friends 👍

thavwrecka | thavwrecka

Don't be an emotional dumping ground, it can strain friendships.

necrowmantic | necrowmantic

Don't set yourself on fire to keep others warm 🔥

Aoid3 | Aoid3

Setting boundaries is important for self-care and mental health 🙌

arachnids-bakery | arachnids-bakery

Helping depressed friends can be exhausting, NTA for walking away. 😤

loudesttown | loudesttown

No more emotional baggage! NTA drops toxic friends 🙌

Rozalynda | Rozalynda

Setting boundaries with friends is important for mental health. 🙌

lyan-cat | lyan-cat

Cutting off leeches: why being an emotional dumping ground sucks 😤

OftheSea95 | OftheSea95

Put yourself first 🙌, cut off toxic friendships 👋, prioritize mental health 🏆

eldritcheye | eldritcheye

Being a good listener doesn't mean you're an emotional punching bag 🙏

defenestratedbird | defenestratedbird

Set boundaries and prioritize your own mental health 💪

BadBitchNamedBeans | BadBitchNamedBeans

Setting healthy boundaries with manipulative friends. Not the a**hole 😊

reggiesnap | reggiesnap

Take care of yourself first. Limited contact is a healthy boundary 🙌

ilvcupcakes | ilvcupcakes

NTA. It's important to check on friends, but not everyone can handle a crisis. Offering help we're not equipped to give can harm more than help. 😕

probablykelz | probablykelz

Self-care is important. Encourage therapy for both parties 🙏

AvaSpelledBackwards | AvaSpelledBackwards

Take care of yourself first 🙏. You don't owe anyone your mental health.

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Find friends who care about you, not just your shoulder 🤗

thatonepersoniam | thatonepersoniam

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