It is hard to get people close to me to understand what I'm going through. I have one friend pressuring me to take a trip out of town for the weekend. I absolutely have no desire, one, to ride 4+ hours in a vehicle, two leave the comforts of home. I've forced myself in the past because others would say you just need to get out and do something and you'll feel better. Very seldom has that played out that way. What usually happens is I end up having major pain flare-ups and am in no condition to partake in any of the activities. Then I get to hear the dreaded words, "you used to be more fun to be around". This in turn adds to my depression. Why can't others get it?