Shortcut to being happy with a partner (whether it’s the one you have or the one you’re looking for): Get happy with YOU.
When we have self-esteem, we accept others the way they are, without trying to change them OR settle for them. Rather then compete with them, we give them a safe place to be authentic, to be the best version of themselves. But our happiness isn’t dependent on a relationship with them or how happy they are. We have learned what it takes to be happy (simply being true to ourselves) and decided to be happy, regardless.