You may feel unhappy in your current situation. Perhaps you are waiting for someone to change, believing that’s what you need in order to be happy. It is true that others impact how you feel. However, when you base your happiness on someone else’s ability to change, you may be giving up the power to change your own life.
There is nothing inherently wrong with waiting or wanting someone to change. Just remember: You are ultimately responsible for our own happiness or unhappiness—so it makes no sense to blame your unhappiness on others or expect others to make you happy.
If your happiness hinges on someone else, start by considering changes that you can affect. Remind yourself that you have a choice in how you live day-to-day. You alone are responsible for your happiness.
Article By: Sevin Philips, MFT