“One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and it’s perfectly OK.
“There are hundreds of people who like me for who I am, so why doesn’t she like me?” I asked myself several times.
But not now.
Its blessings of my Guru that made me strong with his teachings, or else after marriage it was only SACRIFICE and CHANGE as two most important things for Women and not Men.
I practiced being who I thought she wanted me to be. Still, despite giving my best to that relationship she always criticized me, and I never received a single word of appreciation. I allowed myself to take it because I thought that one day she’d realize her mistake and start liking me. “One day” never came.
The day she used disrespectful words while talking to me, I decided not to let her drain my energy anymore.
During this phase of my life, I lost connections with all my friends and relatives because I was so unhappy with myself that I didn’t feel like engaging with anyone.
Thankfully, some relationships are beyond formalities. Even if you don’t make the effort to connect with them, they are always there for you to love you, support you in your tough times, and bring you back on track. I call them soul-to-soul connections, and I am lucky to have those people in my life. Along with those people your lifetime partner your soul is with you. Talk to your soul before acting in any situation.
I learned from this bitter experience that you cannot force anyone to like you, but you can like yourself for who you are. How others will perceive you is none of your business. As long as you are happy and satisfied with yourself, you are good to go.