Managing Friendships During A Depressive Episode
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.