Looking through Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, I found this section at the back that I had not previously read.
“Of course, you have the right to suffer, but as practitioners, you do not have the right not to practice. We all need to be understood and loved, but the practice is not merely to expect understanding and love. It is to practice understanding and love. Please don’t complain when no one seems to love or understand you. Make the effort to understand and love them better.”