3. Issues with Abandonment
People experiencing depression have a hard enough time trying to let people into their lives. That’s because they don’t want someone else to see them at their worst. However, on the small chances that they do let someone in, it can be a lot for that person to take in and they choose to walk away.
That can be difficult for a depressed person to take, as they soon start to believe that everyone’s going to leave them eventually. It also creates the false belief that their depression will only drive other people away and that it should be kept a secret from the world so that other people will want to be around them.