My best friend and trusted confidant passed last summer, and it created a huge void. She went to almost all the appointments with me and we would talk later about what was said, what it meant, and where to go to from there. 35 years of friendship was a great healer. Today I took the leap of faith and talked to another long time friend. Didn't know what to expect, and certainly didn't think I was going to do that. The support and ability to say out loud what I have been thinking was a tremendous help in chasing away the demons. I am grateful that it was a lot of support and letting me make decisions instead of being told what I should do.
If you are having a hard time, my best suggestion is to talk to someone you trust and play it by ear - if it doesn't go well, have a back up and switch topics. None of us needs people to tell us what to do - we need to have support and sometimes all that is is being able to say things out loud!