Someone I know posted this quote a year ago and I saved it. It hits home hard. I’ve lost 90% of my friends due to all of my issues. I guess I shouldn’t really call them friends since they didn’t stick around through the hard times. Then again, who would want to put up with me? I think about all of these things and wonder who in their right mind would want to be around me? Then I think about how that is what true friends do.

I had so many friends in college. It was the best time of my life when it came to having friends. I had fun and after I left Ohio University I tried to stay in contact with everyone. Everyday, it started to get worse and worse. I stopped calling and they did not call me. I figured why should a friendship be one way? It should NOT BE. If you have “friendships” like this, re-evaluate your friendship. It goes both ways.

I’ve always had more guy friends than girl friends. Girls can be really caddy and mean. My guy friends are the only ones that have stuck by me through everything. To be completely honest, I like dogs more then people 🙂

Speaking of dogs — I have made many friends on a facebook page that is for yellow Labrador Retriever lovers. I love seeing all of these beautiful dogs and the majority of the people on the page are so nice. I have actually made some really good friends that I talk often to.

Has anyone experienced the same thing? Have you lost friendships or even family members due to mental health problems? I know I’m not the only one :-/

To my new followers, welcome to Smiling Through Tears. This blog is a daily account of my struggle with mental health disorders. To all of my returning followers, thank you for supporting me and following my journey.

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