You will begin to realize that the time has come to stop waiting and hoping for someone to make you happy. If you're waiting for someone to come along to make you happy, what will you do if they don't show up?
You will accept that he is not Prince Charming and you are not Cinderella.
You will realize that relationships are what they are and not necessarily as you would like them to be.
You will accept that just as people grow and change, so it is with love; you realize that you don't have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy.
You will awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will not always love or appreciate you...and that's okay.
You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you and look at the part you played in creating the situation.
You realize that people don't always say what they mean or mean what they say.
You stop judging and pointing fingers; you accept people just as they are. You will overlook their shortcomings and in the process you will enjoy a sense of peace.
You appreciate the difference between wanting and needing and you discard the doctrines and values you've outgrown, or should never have nurtured to begin with. You will trust your instincts.
You finally admit to yourself that you don't know everything and it's not your job to save the world.
You know the difference between guilt and responsibility and set boundaries. You can now say NO when it's appropriate to do so.
You accept that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry. Martyrs get burned at the stake and you are too busy living a good life for that to happen.
After taking these steps, to create a happier life, you can give thanks for all the simple things we take for granted; things that millions of people can only dream about. You will now take responsibility for yourself and make yourself a promise to never betray yourself or settle for less than your heart's desire.
Say goodbye to your former way of living. You have just designed the life you want to live, the best you can, and remember, "What the caterpillar calls the end, the Master calls a butterfly."