Your Life: Dear Miriam - Tell friends you want company; ADVICE YOUR VERDICT.
I couldn't have children with my husband and it caused us to split up.
Like you, I locked myself away. A pal told me I was wasting my life and I should help others to enjoy Christmas if I was unhappy on my own.
I started helping out with charities.
They always need extra support at Christmas and it keeps me busy. Give it a try. It will give you a new purpose in life and wonderful friends.
John, South Wales