Be prepared to give a little bit more than everyone else seems to be giving right now. It’s much better than wasting your energy fighting for total equality. Your willingness to be flexible right now will be remembered tomorrow by people who can help make things happen down the road. Of course, flexibility is one of your stronger skills, so it should be no problem for you to put off instant gratification in favor of something more valuable down the line.
Is your current sweetie doing an extremely poor job of listening? And just when you’re handing out such stellar pearls of wisdom, too! Let them wander off and direct your advice at a better audience: you.
You might be inclined to make a fuss if everything isn’t going exactly your way. But be sure you’re also appreciating and nurturing the good things in your life, like, for example, your relationship.
Sure, being selfish is bad, but if you don’t have enough for you and yours, then your behavior hardly qualifies. This is no time to be debating selfish versus selfless, because you don’t have much choice in the matter.