Recently I have noticed that my roommate is a very negative influence in my life. Not because he is a bad person. It is because he is so needy, clingy and dependent. He feels he must do everything with me. Yesterday I had some errands to run. When I attempted to take off without him he gave me the mopey guilt trip he always gives me when I exclude him. I know he is a negative influence when I don't do things because he might want to follow. I struggle to be out in public with him because he is depressed too. However, as far as I can tell he is not trying to get better. So his depression oozes out onto me killing my backbreaking work to get over my depression and social anxiety. I have a year lease on an apartment with him. Any advice on how I can survive it? I cannot afford to break my lease.