Real: My friend needs to get over a break up and depression

On “Real” this week, we’ve had this question come in:

My best friend broke up with their partner six months ago; they haven’t been the same since!

My friend has turned from a middle class stable, working person to one now suffering from severe depression.

Am I being harsh by telling my friend to move on and get on with their life? My friend keeps telling me that they can’t help feeling the way they do.

I personally think a feeling like that can be overcome by choice, my friend does not think so

Advice please.

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