What do you do when you misjudged the amount if support or acceptance you'd receive from your family and friends regarding a situation?
You can be upset and start comparing your level if support for them and the lack if reciprocity. You can also complain to all who will listen about the imperfect balance of your relationship. You can issue a silence alert on everyone because you are beyond upset.
There!!! Do you feel better about your reaction and decision to go silent? Are you sleeping better?Are you happier?
The answer is most likely NO!!
You have to make a choice to either live in your happiness or allow others to dictate your level of happy.
Is the support and acceptance critical to the success of this situation? That's the most important question. If the answer is yes, then you need to have a conversation with the individuals to find a place of compromise. If the answer is no, then you have to assess why any type of support is needed.
When you have exhausted all avenues the choice becomes yours.
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