I told kissycat1000 I felt unbalanced at present, due to the events of the last few weeks. Going out to meet new and old people is quite weird; as I didn't feel very strong at the time (but nor did I feel particularly weak) it affected me a bit.
So, what is true in all of this is that we have to stop living for other people and live for ourselves a little more. When I feel like that I need time and space to myself and usually play escapist computer games or hang around with equally 'safe' friends depending on my mood.
Then, when I have my strength back I feel ready to tackle new friendships, to give out a lot of energy without needing much in return. Recharging of batteries in the emotional sense, recentering in a focussing sense.