Does anyone else feel that this world and society is cold and selfish? I feel like I can't thrive in this world. If I could just not have to have any ties with society at all, I feel like I'd be fine.
Have you read the book "Boundaries: When to say Yes, When to say No to take control of your life" by Cloud and Townsend?
This is the original book and they have a whole Boundaries series. It has helped me a lot. It deals with exactly the situation you are working on.