My best friend has been depressed for quite a while.
She's always crying, always being sad, always telling me how guilty she feels. I know she has a bad home life, and I know she can't help it. She's my best friend in the world.
But I can't stand it.
Everyday, everything is about her. Everything is about wah-wah-wah, something's going wrong in Helen's* life. Everything is about boo hoo, something happened that made her depressed, and when she wants to hear about me, she still keeps a little upside-down U shape on her mouth the entire time. I don't mean to be selfish, because I know this is. But I can't help feeling that she's always sobbing, bringing me down, making me feel depressed because of her. Her parents won't get her help, because they're too poor.
Every time I try to talk to her, she gives me this little whiny show about how something new and even more depressing happened to her. She tells me she's sorry, and I know she is, but I really can't help being fed up with her. I'm almost to the point of just ignoring her completely, though I could never do that. Like I said earlier, she is my best friend.
What should I do? What can I do? I just want to rant and rant about her insufferable behavior, but I feel kind of bad. What should I do? What would you do?
*Her name was changed, because it's a very unusual name.
(Imagine that this girl was your truly best friend, the only person you really talk to.)
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