Yeah, well, the family and friends thing is a... tough topic. My parents are good people, but my dad was always more interested in helping out his mother. His sister is 'slow", but due to customs, she married, had a "slow" daughter, she married and had another "slow" daughter. My paternal uncle saw all that and tried his luck with restaurants. Nowadays, he's stitting with all the Big-Name Cretan families and has cash enough for two lifetimes.
My father meanwhile stayed behind to take care of all the "slow' relatives. And for a while, that was all he did. He'd constantly get into accidents because after working 20 hours nonstop (he's a fisherman) he'd get in his car, drive 1 hour in the middle of the night to pick up somebody 'cause of something, because they'd always either get ill, break a bone, burn themselves, all that. Meanwhile, the rich brother comes by once per year, and then leaves.
Ever since I could remember, my parents would always fight about this. My "muh honor, family and country" dad standing up for his "family" instead of me and my mum. Every Christmas or Easter would be a mix of that, and hospital visits.
He's gotten better now, because he can see that he was being used, but he's still working twice as hard, is 50 years old, has tons of health problems, and I'm scared, really.
As for friends... my childhood ones sold me out over the course of high school. I lost the last ones when in a trip they left me alone, told me not to contact them again, in an effort to become "cool kids". Funny thing is, the "cool king" was an old friend of mine who felt like I was drawing him back. I spent the last year completly alone.
Apart from a guy who casually talk, I don't really have any new friends, or even people I "know". Most are the same here anyway, but yeah, I'm completely alone. I only talk to my parents for about a total of 40 or so minutes per day, but... that's it...
I know what I have to do, but... I just can't...