May 08, 2016

Ask Alanis Morissette: since I’ve been ill, I’ve lost contact with many friends

A few years ago, I got very ill and I am still suffering the after-effects. I can't work and now struggle in social situations. I am finding myself incredibly lonely, isolated and depressed. I used to be outgoing and confident, but I have been losing contact with my old friends. I had thought it was because I often turn down invitations due to being unwell, but this week I received a message from one of my oldest friends to tell me that I bring her down and that I need to cheer up. I am heartbroken. I have so much love and friendship to offer, just not in the same way I was able to before. What should I do?