my wife has been showing signs of depression as a result of chronic pain over the course of two-five years. Her recent operation in Texas is starting to reep a lot of relief but she has been still sad. We've lost friends because nobody wants to be with a sick person (as we've found out) so getting back into the social scene is met with hesitancy, from both of us. I want to take it slow in getting back our lives back...but dont want to spend too much time with friends who were not there for us. So i find that we've been spending a lot of time alone...even relatives have not supportive, so we've cut them out of our lives. I have been married to her for over 21 years, we have no children and the last surgery for endomtreiosis has solidified it. So what can I do to make her feel better about herself? are counseling in order because the last person she seen wasnt very good...she left more confused. I'm thinking with the pain medications and coming off of them may have added to change in behavior...but for me, i'm kindve feeling down sometimes. and ive really got no excuse....so just wondering what to do from here?