You can spend your entire life putting others first, but giving more of yourself to someone who treats you as an afterthought is wasted energy. So often we look for our happiness through other people, but when you depend on others for your happiness, your opportunities for disappointment are greatly increased.
You can’t make a person love you or cooperate in the manner you see fit, no matter how much of yourself you give. But, you can become a priority in your own life. It is imperative to put yourself first, not in the sense of selfishness, but in a way that affirms who you are. When you love, respect and honor who you are, you’ll be able to see situations more clearly and remove yourself from people who diminish your value.
Remember, options are flexible and viewed as easy come, easy go. Priorities on the other hand, often involve a sacrifice of some sort. Never lose sight of who you are in your pursuit of happiness.