Managing Friendships During A Depressive Episode

February 8, 2019  |  
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Don’t make a plan you probably won’t keep

If your emotions are so unpredictable right now that you might need to cancel plans at a moment’s notice, then don’t make major plans. If your friend, for example, spends $75 on a ticket to go to a concert with you, and you cancel 30 minutes before due to depression, even though you’re having a hard time, that’s still very unfair to your friend. Be open with friends at this time and say it’s best you don’t make such permanent, non-refundable plans. Otherwise, you may just get a reputation for being flaky.

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