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Every day I feel worse and worse for some drifting acquaintances. Their mental health has really deteriorated since Covid and they've taken to occupying their time by making wildly false accusations about a number of shared acquaintances that couldn't be further from reality. It's gotten them in quite a lot of trouble but they don't seem able to stop. I've tried to be there for them many times, to my sometimes own demise, but it only aggravated their condition. Every time since I've reached out or seen them, I couldn't make sense of what they were saying and they had a crazed look in their eyes. Now sadly I've decided staying away is the best and safest decision since I'm not sure when they will react with actual violence. From what I've read their fabricated projections coupled with their lack of remorse will take a turn for the worse. Knowing that their condition is shared amongst their close group gives them the confidence and enables them to not seek proper help. I know it's for the best to stay away but I hope daily that they find the help they need. It's out there. It's giving me a heavy feeling of guilt, but for my own mental health, I can't keep being swept up in their delusions and worried all the time.

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I'm having the exact same cuckoo covid conflagrations

May 10, 2021 at 7:56pm

in my life too. It's not fun but best i can think is "don't argue with fools because then there are two fools arguing." And, when you have a dead battery in your vehicle you can only get a helpful jumpstart from a live battery so, do your best to keep live people in your life.

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Anonymous

May 10, 2021 at 9:09pm

Group? What kinda group? If it's a support group you think they'd be getting better.

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Convoluted

May 10, 2021 at 9:27pm

Your “confession” that is. Are these people actually mentally ill, or are you simply not in agreement with what they believe to be true? Your throwing a lot of accusations at them but obviously it’s hard for anyone not involved in the situation to have any idea about what is truly going on. Perhaps the best thing for you to do is just go about your own business and leave other people to theirs?

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Anonymous

May 10, 2021 at 11:17pm

You're not a true friend, and they're better off without you.

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What...

May 11, 2021 at 6:24am

... I've noticed is the people's listening skills are deteriorating. One of the parts of all of this that goes unacknowledged is that it's quite abnormal to not speak to people and see their facial expressions. And my view is that many people actually don't listen very well what they do is they sort of fake it by looking at facial expressions and reading lips and all sorts of things without knowing it and when they can do all of that they can sort of put together what the speakers saying. What I've noticed is that there are a number of tricks that people with cognitive decline or dementia or other processing problems will use for example they will pretend that it's beneath them to repeat what was said. And I'm starting to see people in their 30s and 40s do this and it's quite alarming. Most people have very poor listening skills at the best of times, so I can't tell if it's that this is just dramatizing that or if it's that this unprecedented experimental intervention has really done some cognitive damage to the population. I think it's more that the ball was already rolling for various reasons but that this last year and change has accelerated what was going on in terms of people's listening skills. Would I generally encounter now is that people will only repeat what they agree with and if they don't agree with what you're saying they pretend it's unintelligible. I say pretend because I'm now encountering this even from people working in the bureaucracy. And of course there are differences of opinion on interpretation but will take Mike farnworth's order confining us to health districts. He issued one order which clearly didn't give police any power to demand people state where they were going. A friend of a friend wrote a polite letter indicating this and that the order was basically useless. For some reason within days of this the former order was repealed by a new order that contained provisions requiring people to State their purpose for traveling. Presumably the order itself was drafted by someone with a law degree or at least looked over. It's concerning to me that a member of the public would have to correct the ministry on such a basic part of language use. It isn't even a matter of agreeing or disagreeing with the order it's that the first one was not competently drafted....

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Not buying it

May 11, 2021 at 7:46am

This vaguepost reads like a smear campaign.

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@Not buying it

May 11, 2021 at 3:27pm

Over the years on confessions I would say one genre of confession is people who feel they need to give their reasons for abandoning a friend or a relationship. I've always found this strange you don't need to give reasons you just do what you want. And invariably the reasons given have to do with the other guy it's not well I'm not mature enough to deal with this person anymore it's always this person is too immature for me to deal with or too weird or to this or to that

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Honestly

May 11, 2021 at 4:17pm

If these people bring you nothing but negative energy, then stay away from. Don’t talk to them anymore. Time to move on.

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Yup got it right in the middle of the.

May 11, 2021 at 4:38pm

Fucking fore head Not buying it did. Why is it if people do not bend to others way of living they are a bad friend? Bad friends to me are the ones that are only your friends when you do it their way good riddance.

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@not buying it

May 11, 2021 at 4:41pm

From someone who's been targeted and smeared, there would be identifiable info. A vague post that could be anybody, nope, it doesn't work that way. You're rattled because you probably have some or all of the traits described in the post.

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