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so, I just got really stressed and depressed about grades in a class. I was trying to work and when my friend tried to talk to me I snapped at her. Now she's mad at me and I feel like an asshole for being irritable when I'm depressed. It feels like an excuse if I tell her I'm depressed so I'm not sure how to be honest and mend this issue

    • unicornlady90

      714d

      Honestly, I'd say that reaction is probably due more to anxiety. I've had to explain that to friends too. What I've done in the past to smoothe things over is just apologize sincerely, but explain that when you're anxious and depressed, you just get overwhelmed emotionally and accidentally respond that way. Talk to your friend about what you're experiencing, what's causing your stress and maybe set some boundaries. Try to be aware of when you're feeling this way and give your friend the heads up so they know not to disturb you. My best friend of 15 years also struggles with depression and anxiety, so when I explained this to her, she was very understanding. Maybe your friend will be too.

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