I relate to this post so i thought I’d offer my view. I disagree with hanging on to where you are by seeing professionals and/or support groups. Unfotunately, you need to take larger leaps. I agree that the best thing you can do to make your life worth living, is to help others. Simple little things go a long way, as we are losing the humanity. Careful not to go to extremes that are beyond resonable duties to feel good (i.e. fostering a child) .The more you do, the more natural it becomes and it spreads. In addition, now you need the big change. You need to step out of your comfort zone. Start a new life…something you’re not familiar with and have to learn, whether that be career, hobby, sport, etc. This will open you up to a new group of people (friends, aquaintences, coworkers, teammates, etc. These are new lives and stories…and your old stories are new to them. Time to make some new memories for five years from now! I hope this helps someone.