When you do anything that indirectly threatens another's lifestyle, they would love nothing more than to see you fail. Don't be distracted by their insecurity. And vice versa. Don't discourage someone from succeeded at something you may not be successful at.
After all these years I've finally realized that the key ingredient to happiness is me! How I feel about me, how I take care of me, what I will and won't accept for myself. I didn't realize the importance of mothering myself as fiercely as I do my children. I now understand what it means to love myself and it has made such a difference.
Whenever endo gets me down, my boyfriend pulls up this movie clip on YouTube and makes me watch it. Even though I tell him how cheesy and lame it is, I'm really glad he does it. It's a good reminder to have when things are tough.