Ecks, I would stop and consider the people you already know and figure out who you really want to cultivate friendships with. And then do it. Put aside a night every week (or whatever) for friends and invite them over or out or whatever fits. I've been kind of out of the social loop for a while too, mainly because my family uses up my limited energy pretty well. But when hubby's in the States, and especially when nobody else is living with me, I make a point of getting together with one of my girlfriends every week. And if my energy improves enough, I'll get involved in one of the small groups at church. And I have a few online friends too.
I won't give advice about Jo-Jo though, LOL! That would come dangerously close to meddling...
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford