That reminds me of something a longtime friend told me recently. Even if you haven't built up a good support system, which is vital, you can give yourself a "self boost". Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are strong, and don't need to put up with [whatever it is], and tell yourself that you are/have whatever it is that you desire. Phrase it in a manner that it already is that way. She even said, scream it at yourself, if need be. It's one way to assert yourself and take charge of your own destiny.
Everyone is so busy with their own professional and personal lives that often they just can't drop everything and get away to directly help with our personal dilemna. And there are many levels of how they and we can help someone else. When she said that to me, that's when I realized that I'd somehow dropped my positive affirmations!