Have to tell you a funny story.
My wife, two of my teenage children, and my daughter's boyfriend went to an amusement park. Had a great time. Then my wife and I got in a horrendous argument. One of the worst in a long time. It sucked the air out of the trip, and we were miserable all the way home and for the next week. The funny part is, while we were in the midst of the worst of it, we went to a restaurant to eat. It was a miserable time, and there was little conversation. Suddenly we were interrupted by a waitress from another station who came to our table and said we looked like such a peaceful happy family. She wanted to know if we were spiritual or something. I confirmed with her that she was serious about her inquiry and not joking. She reassured me that she was serious. After a brief conversation, she went on her way. Today, we are in absolute hysterics about that, because she was so way off!! Outwardly, people can be misread, like we were. We were miserable, but evidently looked okay to others. I have a good feeling when I see others miserable. Sounds strange, but makes me feel okay. Nothing is more discouraging than seeing a bunch of happy people. Think that's strange? Then why are the holidays the most popular for taking one's life. It is a fresh reminder to some that they are comparatively doing poorly. When you are happy, people want to hang out with you. When you are not, you are on your own. Just works that way. That's why I go to NAMI and DBSA.
Take care worryworryworry. Stay out of the comparison trap if you can.