I have to add this as a companion piece to the last post.
My friends cite their overwhelming concern for me as a motivation for their badgering me. Because they don't like seeing me "like this." They forget that there were only a few times when I was "like this." That maybe there's an overwhelming reason why I'm moping like an idiot.
I'm not always like this. And I'll come out of it when I'm damn good and ready to.