Be aware of who you are, and that will help you in your relationship with others.
I have many negative people in my life. It feels like the more I grow spiritually, the more people tell me I am not good enough or not up to standard (meaning their standards).
I know in my heart I am a good person, and I feel that even more after meditation. How can I love myself more, and how can I love the negative people around me without letting them drag me down?
Don't wait for friends and family to appreciate you. Love yourself and others will follow.
I get very angry at myself when I let something bother me. I have friends and family who consistently forget my birthday, even though they have asked me for it several times. I know they care about me, but do they prove me wrong when they forget my birthday every year? Maybe if I was more special to them, they would make an effort to remember.