I'm at My Breaking Point 😖 Selfish Depressed Friends Expect Too Much

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🤔 Friendships can be complicated, especially when mental health struggles are involved. 🧠 It's a delicate balance of being there for each other while also taking care of ourselves. 🙋‍♀️ But what happens when that balance is thrown off and we feel like we're being drained dry? 🥀 That's the dilemma our protagonist is facing with their 3 depressed friends who seem to have an endless need for attention and complaining, without ever reciprocating or showing interest in our protagonist's own struggles. 😞 Let's dive into this emotional rollercoaster of a story and see how it unfolds... 🎢

🤔 The Struggle is Real: Navigating Friendships & Mental Health 🧠

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⏰ Hundreds of Hours, Zero Progress 😞

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🌧️ The Emotional Drain is Real ⚡

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🙋‍♀️ What About Me? The One-Sided Friendship Dilemma 🤷‍♂️

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🗣️ The Formality of Asking, Without Really Caring 🙉

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🌱 Holding On to the Good Vibes 🌞

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🥀 The Dying Plant Analogy 🌿

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😠 The Anger of Seeing Those "Check In On Me" Posts 📱

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🤯 The Ultimate Friend Dilemma: To Check In or Check Out? 🤔

Our protagonist is at their wit's end with their 3 depressed friends who constantly post about needing people to "check in" on them, yet never seem to improve or care about anyone else's struggles. 😫 Despite spending hundreds of hours listening to their endless negative complaining, our protagonist feels drained, depressed, and like a dying plant being squeezed for its last drops of water. 🥀 The one-sided nature of these friendships has left them feeling angry and questioning whether they're an a-hole for not wanting to give anymore attention to their friends' depression. 🤷‍♂️ It's a tough situation with no easy answers, but let's see what the internet has to say about this friend dilemma... 👀

Friends' mental health struggles draining you? You're not their therapist. 🙅

WonderfulAtmosphere | WonderfulAtmosphere

Self-care is important. NTA. Your friends should be appreciative.

MisterLampShade8 | MisterLampShade8

Self-care is important. NTA for setting boundaries with friends.

shortylikeamelody | shortylikeamelody

Protect your mental health, unfollow toxic friends 🙏

Asshole-Expert | Asshole-Expert

Depression is real, but when it starts impacting you... 💔

2lugz | 2lugz

Toxic friendships are draining. Think about your mental health first 👍

fr33zy_pop | fr33zy_pop

Setting boundaries is important for mental health and well-being 👍

LeaguePillowFighter | LeaguePillowFighter

Real friends listen and support each other, not just take. 👍

battousaidedo | battousaidedo

It's okay to prioritize your mental health 🙌 NTA needs support too

Dendromicon | Dendromicon

Take care of yourself first 👍 It's not your problem.

waterdevil19144 | waterdevil19144

Boundaries are important. Offer to help them find a therapist. 👍

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Encouraging seeking professional help for depressed friends without judgment 👍

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Prioritizing self-care when supporting friends with depression 🙌

Edyoucaited | Edyoucaited

Dealing with 'emotional vampires' draining you emotionally. NTA.

WW76kh | WW76kh

Prioritizing mental health is key! NTA 🙌

spindriftsecret | spindriftsecret

Prioritizing self-care in mental health field. NTA.

monkwren | monkwren

Take a mental health break and prioritize self-care 🙌

Cutie3pnt14159 | Cutie3pnt14159

Cutting off toxic friends who don't make effort. NTA 👍

noapscored | noapscored

Setting boundaries with friends who drain your emotional energy 🙏

Meddleysome | Meddleysome

Cutting off selfish, negative friends for mental health. NTA 👍


NTA. Distancing oneself from toxic friendships can be liberating. 👏

gkwroe | gkwroe

Taking responsibility for own mental health. Unfriended black hole friend. NTA 👍

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Selfish friends draining you? You're NTA for setting boundaries! 🙏

Poplett | Poplett

Prioritizing self-care is not selfish. NTA for setting boundaries.

Nddit | Nddit

Setting boundaries for mental health support is important ✔

jadekiara | jadekiara

Friends using mental health for attention, NTA for setting boundaries 🙏

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Cut off non-reciprocal relationships and defend your energy. NTA 👏

femjuniper | femjuniper

Are they really your friends or just acquaintances? 🤔

aeiou-y | aeiou-y

Don't let their depression make you their therapist. Take care! 🙏

livience | livience

Toxic friends draining your energy? NTA, ghost them and move on 👍

jbr_pdf | jbr_pdf

Putting yourself first is not selfish. NTA. 👏

awkwardgabii | awkwardgabii

Setting boundaries with selfish friends who expect too much 👍

ghost_gal84 | ghost_gal84

Setting boundaries with selfish friends is okay. NTA 👍

69schrutebucks | 69schrutebucks

Cutting out toxic 'friends' can be liberating 👏

therealthisishannah | therealthisishannah

Supporting each other while struggling with mental health 👍

bestphilly | bestphilly

Cutting off toxic friends for peace of mind 🙌

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Uninvite yourself from their pity parties 🙌 NTA

ovr_it | ovr_it

Self-care is crucial. NTA prioritizing your own mental health 🙌

realjillyj | realjillyj

Setting boundaries with friends for mental health. Self-care matters.

horrorjunkie707 | horrorjunkie707

Advice on setting boundaries and communication during depressive episodes 🙏

curious-sparrow | curious-sparrow

Prioritizing your mental health is not selfish. 🙌

JaneDoeIsDying | JaneDoeIsDying

Stepping away from negative friends for your own well-being. 👍

BardicInclination | BardicInclination

Emotionally exhausting friends? NTA for prioritizing mental health 🙏

sweetD8763 | sweetD8763

Mental illness is real and should be acknowledged. NTA.

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Taking charge of our minds and lives is crucial. NTA 🙌

Emotional-Fruit | Emotional-Fruit

Put yourself first, 'check-in' quickly, and go for walks 🙌

NeverRarelySometimes | NeverRarelySometimes

Self-care comes first 🙌 NTA for setting boundaries

nopepsiisntokay | nopepsiisntokay

Putting yourself first is important. MIL is draining 🙄

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Take care of your mental health first 🙏. Set boundaries with 'friends'.

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Cutting out toxic friends: NTA. Emotional vampires drain you 👻

cheeezncrackers | cheeezncrackers

NTA. Friends with mental health issues should seek professional help 🙏

nanettehimmelfarb | nanettehimmelfarb

Mute selfish friends' posts for a better mental health 🙏

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Take care of yourself first, don't let attention seekers drain you 🙏

S3xySouthernB | S3xySouthernB

Put yourself first 👍🏻 Don't set yourself on fire to keep others warm.

bemused162 | bemused162

Take care of yourself first. Encourage professional help for friends. 🙌

robbie5643 | robbie5643

Managing depression is hard, but friends who drain you aren't worth it.

Djhinnwe | Djhinnwe

Questioning the friendship and self-care. Time for a break? 🤔

CompetitiveLecture5 | CompetitiveLecture5

Healthy friendships should feed you, not drain you. 👏

Puzzled_Cat_3377 | Puzzled_Cat_3377

Create boundaries and prioritize your mental health 🙏

Bossladydd | Bossladydd

Set boundaries and find friends who actually care about you. NTA 👍

xajhx | xajhx

Setting boundaries to protect mental health is important 🙌

Madmaxx_137 | Madmaxx_137

Toxic friends draining your energy? Cut them out. You deserve better. 🙏

thavwrecka | thavwrecka

Being a supportive friend doesn't mean being a free therapist 🙏

necrowmantic | necrowmantic

Don't set yourself on fire to keep others warm. 📲

Aoid3 | Aoid3

You're NTA for setting boundaries and prioritizing your mental health 🙏🏻

arachnids-bakery | arachnids-bakery

Caring for someone with depression is tough and exhausting. 😢

loudesttown | loudesttown

Cutting out toxic friends is self-care 👌

Rozalynda | Rozalynda

Don't let your friends drain you. Self-care is important 🙌

lyan-cat | lyan-cat

Cutting off leech friends: NTA. Self-care is important 👍

OftheSea95 | OftheSea95

Cut toxic friends out of your life for better mental health 💪

eldritcheye | eldritcheye

Being a good listener doesn't mean being a free therapist 🙏🏻

defenestratedbird | defenestratedbird

Don't let emotional vampires drain your mental health. 👏

BadBitchNamedBeans | BadBitchNamedBeans

Setting healthy boundaries with manipulative friends. NTA 💪

reggiesnap | reggiesnap

Put yourself first 🙌. Toxic friends can be draining. Recover and recharge.

ilvcupcakes | ilvcupcakes

NTA. It's tough to help someone in crisis without training 😔

probablykelz | probablykelz

Prioritizing your mental health is important before helping others 👍

AvaSpelledBackwards | AvaSpelledBackwards

Unselfish OP sets boundaries and deserves better 👏

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True friends should lift you up, not drain your soul 👭

thatonepersoniam | thatonepersoniam

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