“Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship of your life.” – Neil Pasricha, The Happiness Equation
What does love look like when it doesn’t point inward?
It’s a cliché phrase, said to death, and can get a bit annoying.
You have to learn to love yourself first. The people who hate this phrase are in denial of the painful truth.
You’ve Got to Love Yourself First.
I want to be clear about something. Needing to love yourself first in NO WAY implies that you are not worthy of love. That’s not what I’m saying, at all. Everyone is worthy of love.
But if you don’t love yourself, how YOU show love to others will be warped, difficult, and confused.
YOU ARE WORTHY OF LOVE. Don’t forget that.
So, you’re thinking, what does love look like when it’s not pointing inward?
I know a girl who can’t seem to be happy without a boyfriend.
She goes through phases on social media where every post is of them together, of her boyfriend and how much she loves him, or just her and a note saying how much she loves/misses him. How she can’t imagine life without him.
#inlove, #love, #togetherforever
You get the picture.
The thing is, her relationships never last longer than a few months (if that).
Inevitably, something will happen and the next post you’ll see is a sad one about how her heart has been broken and she’s #donewithlove.
There is a problem here, and it’s not her string of boyfriends.