Do you ever feel like certain people are dragging you down?

I’m having a good night but does anyone experience this? Is it just the human condition and most people do it? Or have you never experienced this and it’s just me? I am just checking this out.

Not really but I certainly get tired of people. Feeling like they dont care about me and ■■■■. Friendships can be pretty worthless.

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you know the saying “misery loves company”. well it sure seems that way sometimes. you have to choose your friends wisely because people can drain the life out of you, not only are they needy, but if they are down and out, they expect you to feel the same way to, so pick your friends wisely.

Like Dennis Miller from Saturday Night Live said once. “There is a huge pool of ill will out there”.
Just try not to get caught up in the negativity.

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There is the saying “your only as good as your 5 best friends”

ditto, I woke at 2:30am feeling good, and my new computer seems to be making me really happy. I think it is giving me a connection with the outside world that I usually do not have. Sure there are peopewhere I live, but most of them there is very little communication because of the level of mental illness.
I do have my boyfriend here, we have been together for over 5 yrs, buy he does not understand what I go through because he is not mentally ill, he is here because he cannot manage his diabetes on his own. I hope I feel good like this all day,yesterday was miserable for me mostly because I did not get to talk to my daughter. Living in a place like this can be so depressing , I swear it can make me feel worse.

I have a social life, but these forums are a big help. It’s like a bunch of strangers banded together to help each other, and I think it’s great. Like so many others on here, I mostly feel like an island unto myself due to sz. When the purpose of this forum works, it WORKS.

this site is the only place where there are people who truly understand me, about 8

this forum is the only place where people truly understand what I go through, because we all suffer the same or similar symptoms. Therapists can say they understand, but unless they go through it, they have no clue. Although it is always nice to have someone to talk to, don’t get me wrong, but the people here, they truly understand and they do not look at you like you have 2 heads. even when I tell my boyfriend I am hearing voices, he really has no clue, all he does is offer to make me coffee, like that is the cure to all evil.

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I agree with you. There’s something to be said for people who have being ill from a malady as a common denominator. Although I no longer suffer like I did as a teenager, I know I am just a pill away from relapse at times.

I think so, but we wouldn’t know what their heart were thinking.

But according to the Bible, yes.

2 Timothy 3:1-5
“But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.”

Those “down and out” people or “toxic person” must also be given a chance to change,and not be sentence to death straight…I admit I am a downer but I want to change also

I am working hard on my workout and keeping my interest in soccer,survive day to day with small amount of stress,would love to be capable of taking a lot of stress but I couldn’t and would suffer,so I had to handle things with balance and cleverly…