Have you ever noticed that it is often easier to focus on the negative than find the positive? If the people you spend the most time with tend to linger in negativity it is going to be nearly impossible for you to escape being pulled into the same pool of negativity. In order to change your perspective, you need to change your emotional and mental inputs.
We cannot control what someone else does. However, we can better manage our own expectations. Although you cannot change the behaviors or attitudes of others, you can change your perspective to recognize that the drama does not have to last any longer than you let it.
It has been shared that it takes up to 6 positive thoughts to counteract one negative thought. Because happiness is something found within, by creating a change in your perspective, you can have a profound impact on your own happiness.