Lack of sleep affects me adversely, too. Empathy.
You're a true friend. You see the beauty, perhaps the need behind the lies, yet seem to accept, forgive, and still see the good. Guessing he adopted this strategy as a young boy to protect himself, but its not effective anymore, undermining whatever
it is he's wanting to protect. Often, people lie because they want the approval, esteem, respect or love of others, but this strategy often undermines our efforts to satisfy those core human needs.
Sonetimes theres little we can do when we see those we love making consistently bad choices. I think you're noble hearted to stand by your friend despite his weaknesses. We all have them. Blessings to you for being a true & rare friend.
When we deliberately cultivate that which brings us joy and work at it, not taking it for granted, we sow what we've worked so hard tending to. Good for you, Chris. May your friendships continue to blossom.
Aw, that's great! Not just words...he wants to be there for you. Might not be easy to let someone help, but that's great to hear!
Thanks Jeff! Well it's nice to know that someone wants to be there even though you're a mess, but also kind of weird. There are times when I doubt myself and wonder if I really deserve this kind of behavior. I'll try my best to stay positive about it
Much love to you, Chris. Open a window, let some light in. ❤️❤️❤️ I'm sorry you're depressed. It's the hardest thing.
Thanks for your reply Michelle. I wish I could talk to someone about it. For some reason I have distanced myself from my frineds the last 3-4 years and I don't know how to handle that either.
You can always talk to us. :) Share your thoughts, worries, anxieties, and also positive experiences if you want.
You can talk to us about it! I bet there are a few friends out there who care about you even if they haven't seen you in a while. Do you have a counselor or therapist you could talk to? It's hard to get out of the house, but it's good for you.
They probably care, I guess. The thing is that I feel like a burden to them, actually to everyone around me. So I don't choose to express my thoughts and my feelings, just some headlines of what is happening in my life.
I wish I could get out of the house more but it's painful, because of my injury. And I spent most of they day alone because other people have jobs and responibilities, I'm the only one doing nothing
Omg I have been there! It's terrible!
(Not the injury, but feeling like a burden.) Ugh, so sorry my friend. Welcome to Mood Panda. It's a lovely place.
I guess almost everyone here has felt like a burden to their family and friends. I do it on a regular basis and then feel guilty for feeling like this. It's weird and twisted and hard to overcome, but trying to write certain things bothering you down
you people are lovely for taking the time to answer to me. Thanks
does help, so give it a try. You may be positively surprised. :)
Yeah I'll try writing it down. Hope it calms my mind a little