I think that when we get depressed, we tend to seclude ourselves from others because it is easier that way.
I tend to not even answer the phone when I am depressed. I don't answer the door or go anywhere. It is just too much effort.
With that being said, people tend to quit coming over and stop calling. I think that they think I just don't want to be around them. But it isn't personal, I just can't deal with people in general when I am depressed.
So yes, I have lost some friends, but if they are real friends, they love you even if they don't see you. I have one friend that I don't hear from for years at a time, but I know that we will always remain friends no matter what. So there are some people who do understand, and there will always be some who don't. Though I have always been somewhat of a loner. I don't hang out, as they say it. I just am.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies