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Does anyone else respond to compliments by crying?



Jan 24, 2020
I have been depressed for two years now and while I've made a lot of progress, this is a trait that hasn't left me. Any time a friend or family member says something nice to me or about me, my instinctive response is to cry. I feel this deep pang of pain and sadness which leaves me feeling broken. I don't understand why this happens or what I can do to fix it.
My understanding is that it might be because I think I'm not worthy enough or that I have somehow been fooling people this whole time. I'd really appreciate any thoughts from someone who has experienced the same.
Thanks in advance!


Well-known member
Jan 26, 2020
Modesto, CA
I think it's your reaction to people's kindness.
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