If you let your happiness depend on what other people say or do, you are always going to end up disappointed. You’d never let someone drive your car unless they’d pass their driving test, so don’t give someone else the control of how you are thinking and feeling. It’s not someone else’s job to fill your emotional needs, it’s also a lot to ask of someone especially when they probably have no idea of the role you have selected for them. Everyone has the ability to transform how they are thinking and feeling. Everyone has the ability to choose the person they want to be. Start to create your own source of built-in happiness. Remind yourself how important you are. When you can have love for yourself you will be able to love others back without expecting anything in return - this is called emotional freedom.