"Self-pity is a sinkhole."
~ Elisabeth Elliot ~
Self-pity and martyrdom are wildly over-rated. They feel like the right thing- we are so burdened! But our relief comes not in complaining to others, but in actively demonstrating love. And if we can do that- show genuine love and feel it too- then our pity will leave on the passing breeze and gratitude and blessing will be restored in us yet again.
Loving others is the best cure I know for self-consuming self-pity.