How Can I Stop Trying To Make Everyone Happy?

By M-Power

This is a topic that I have dealt with and in my 30 year psychology practice, I have had more than one person in my office with the same problem. They are trying to make everyone in their life happy and they are miserable because they feel like they are failing. When they perceive that someone is not happy whom they have taken responsibility for, well, they become miserable.  You see, the one person that you have control over – you – is now subject to any number of other people and how you perceive their happiness. Not that you can really tell. Do you see how impossible this is?  You – can’t – make – everyone – happy! Just not possible. We can do things that please other people, but we are not responsible for their emotional health and happiness. You are responsible for your emotional health, and they

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