IF NOTHING ELSE, PLEASE YOURSELF: At times, no matter what you do or don’t do, someone will be unhappy with your choices. I guarantee it. While there are always complexities involved in making the choices you want, keep in mind that you are not here to make anyone happy except yourself. You are not here to sacrifice your freedom for others. You are not here to live by someone else’s standards. You are here to be real. You are here to claim your time, energy, and choices as your own. You are here to find what works for you, not what works for others.
What’s more, often you’ll find that when you do go out of your way for someone, they indicated it wasn’t quite enough or wasn’t done in exactly the way they wanted. So, you both lose. Make it a part of your life plan to work towards making choices that lead you to be real.