I made a decision in the summer of 2014 to end a friendship with someone I knew since I was 14. I suffer with depression. It began when I was 25. Anyway, I realize in the midst of my depression, I always had to uplift this person and basically be their therapist 3 - 4 times a week by listening to their issues and complaints for nearly 2 and a half hours. This person is very self centered, somewhat selfish and have angry outbursts for no reason at all. I always tolerated it and it never helped when someone lashed out at me while I was in the throes of my depression. I'm not confrontational and for the most part I handle my bouts with depression on my own. I'm not saying that's the right way but it's the most convenient and affordable way for me to deal with it now. I realized in order for me to really deal with my depression is to remove negative forces from my life that could exacerbate the problem. Once I ended the friendship, I took time to really focus on me and handling my issues.