A: I think it’s time that you start taking some of the advice that has already been given to you, or you will find yourself a very lonely person with no friends. Both your friends (who I’m assuming know you well) and a neutral professional recommended therapy, but you are ignoring the advice.
It sounds like you don’t need help with the break-up anymore, but you do need some guidance on why you need so much attention from your friends that you ultimately drove them away and even lied to them in order to get it. Does that sound healthy to you?
If you do decide to talk the self-help route, I would suggest looking into books on dependency, attention seeking behavior and personality disorders. However, I feel that the best way to deal with issues concerning human relationships is to have face to face interaction with another human, preferably one trained in such issues.
All the best,
Dr. Holly Counts