\n\n//"So how can I help? You wanted to tell her how much you love her, but you couldn't make the words come out right and ended up sounding defensive instead.\n\nAs you lay there next to her now, you trace your fingers across her arm just lightly enough to not wake her. In fact, your relationship with many of them has increased over the past little while. Distract yourself.|distractYourself]]\n\n<>\n, <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>\n\nIt's an unseasonably warm Wednesday evening. You've started existing merely on a day-to-day basis.\n\nYour relationship with your friends has started to deteriorate as well. "//\n\n//"Yeah, she wouldn't get it. "//\n\nShe looks at you with sad eyes before kissing you on the forehead. <>Alex knows you very well, but she still doesn't know about your condition. "// you say. Sometimes people who are feeling depressed think about hurting themselves or dying. With your desire to interact with the world completely eroded, she spends more and more of her time at home with you; a fact which in spite of your anhedonia you feel guilty about. \n\nTwenty semi-tedious games of //Bejeweled Blitz// later, your partner returns. What do you need me to do?// she asks. You can tell he wants to understand what you're telling him, but has never had to deal with anything even remotely like this before.\n\n<>While it feels good to finally spill your guts, as it were, you worry about having overstepped your bounds and try and rein things back in in an attempt to help save your job. Break things off, for you.