Several times recently, people have preyed on my depression to get something. Last time, it was from someone I wasn't too close to so i didn't really care much when i heard they'd been spreading lies to me and to other people about me.
This time it was one of my close friends. He's been helping me out with an unrequited love situation that has been really hurting me for the past year. The person I'm in love with is my best friend so it was difficult to avoid her but my friend suggested time apart and tried to help me make it so my life didn't revolve all around her. What i didn't realise is that it was just so he could take my place. He's now flirting with my friend all the time and he's having success - while she has a boyfriend, she likes him more than me. And, since he's pushed me away from her, I've been slightly pushed out of my group of friends. My best friend and this guy now invite each other to group outings with friends I don't even hear of. I feel like opening up to this friend just gave him the chance to kick me while I was down, and he made it seem like it was for my benefit.
I'm not sure how to really trust people right now. Everyone who wants to help just seems like they could be another person waiting to use my pain to benefit them.