Another way to take care of yourself is to bring in a strong support system to help you through life's up's and down's. This can be hard especially if you've had a lot of bad in your life. Finding someone and trusting them to be on your side is hard to do.
So how can you do this and trust a person?
You start out with visualizing rings and group people according to how they treat you not by the title they have. You can have an inner circle and only those that have shown that they are trustworthy belong here. They can know everything about you that you want to share. Then the next ring could be people that get to know some things about you but not everything. Keep moving people out further and further grouping them by how they treat you and whether they have your back or not.