Many of us are of the opinion that we need to sacrifice ourselves to gain the approval of others. You did not come to this dimension to be the slave of anyone. The problem that you are faced with is that when you sacrifice yourself for anyone you are actually doing this for the perceptions that this person hold about you or about life in general. It is helpful to know that perceptions are nothing more than the opinion held by a person. These opinions might sound solid and feasible compare to your own perceptions. Both your own opinions and the opinions of the one that you are sacrificing yourself for may be far removed from reality and the truth of the matter at hand. It is often our fear of just being ourselves that cause us to attempt to act in a way far different to who we really are. It is often fear of loss or failure that is at the root of these sacrifices that we make. Courage will assist you to see things as they really are. You will stop perceiving things through a filter that warp and bend stuff according to those that expect us to be their sacrificial lamb. Trying to win or retain the approval of anyone is a very draining exercise. You act and react far outside your usual character in an attempt to impress or gain the approval of the recipient of your sacrifice. You get up tired and you drop into bed totally exhausted when you find yourself trapped in this deadly cycle. The solution is to be the best you that you can be at any moment in time. Should anyone find your natural self unacceptable or not to his or her liking then he or she will just have to get over it. I would suggest that you drop enforced behaviour right now my friend. You are better off alone than on the sacrificial lamb of those that whant to change you into something that you are not.