It is not the job of your partner to bring out the best in you. It is not the obligation of those around you to tell you that you can be better. You are the only you. You have to wake up and deal with your flaws every morning. The people around you make a CHOICE to embrace you. It is your responsibility to learn from your own mistakes, interactions, and relationships. Only YOU can figure out how to be your best self. Take on that job with honor because you’re worth it, not because those around you appreciate it. Be your only validation.