I, too, have gone through long periods without having any friends. One day, I posted about my plight on Andreas' forum. This link will take you to my post and then you can read his answer. I have to say that he was absolutely right.
I have understood and learned a lot since then. I got the book he recommended and also had a Sacred Santemony seesion with him. The knowledge he was able to impart on me through all of these means has been in the meantime turned to realization, at least partially, so I can testify that he was right.