55 Rules For Love – Rule #4 – Only We Can Make Ourselves Happy, It Is Not The Other Person’s Responsibility

My first thought on this is Melody Beattie’s book, Codependent No More. Codependency has many definitions, but my favorite is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and a sense of identity. When I have someone’s approval for my behavior and actions – I am happy, I can relax because no one is upset…