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What is a healthy way to deal with things I can't control?

It is essential not to waste your life trying to defy the laws of human nature. You may ask yourself, "How can I stay in this abusive relationship?" The answer is "I can't," even though it is not the answer you want to hear. You may ask, "How can I get my husband to be the person I want him to be?" The answer is "I can't." You may wonder, "How can I make her see how wrong she is?" The answer is "I can't." You may ask, "How can I make everyone in my life happy?" The answer is "I can't." You may ask, "How can I be the perfect mother, wife, daughter, sister, and professional and still stay sane?" The answer is "I can't." You may have to start recognizing the power of "good enough" over perfect; you may have to lower your standards and realize that life is messy.
Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life

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