You don’t need anyone else to approve of you or even compliment you – you need to practice loving yourself more!
It is NICE when people like you, but it is even better when you feel good about yourself whether they like you or not! THAT is freedom.
Needing their approval sucks, not getting their approval sucks even more, getting lots of criticism from them hurts – but only when you are not stable within.
If you work on finding your own stability, finding your own love and approval – you will not be so easily affected by their approval or disapproval.
So, take a deep breath, brush yourself off and start again.