I was thinking about this the other day and realized that nearly all the relationships I had prior to my need to stop working have disappeared. People that I saw everyday for ten years never bothered to call. People that I thought of as close friends are gone. Then there are the relatives who don't understand. I don't want to talk to them. The reason that my phone doesn't ring is that I no longer bother to initiate any friendships. They are too draining. I barely talk to neighbors and only do so when I have to. I have my husband who supports me 100%+ and I consider myself so lucky to have him. Does your phone ring?