Among mere mortals, the only person you can or should count on…is you. Such has been the lessons of poets and scribes and philosophers and lyricists for a long time. Must be true. It is.
We are taught to count on one another, but we are also told trained up in “rugged individualism.” I believe that humanity was created to be of service and companionship to each other for greater purposes, but at the end of the day, the only person to count on is you. You are the root of your attitude, your resilience, your talent and your complexities. To have expectations of others causes varieties of misery and sadness when they are unmet, either intentionally or unintentionally. There is a bright side to that reality: you have what you need to make the decisions you must to be resilient to life and be happy despite the ups and downs.
You have what you need: you and life.
In my younger years, I used to tell my friends “As long as we’re breathing, we have another chance.” If you are breathing, you have a chance to today to have the joy and happiness and fulfillment that you seek. Don’t let any other person dissuade you.