Why you’ll never be able to love anyone in your life if you don’t do this first.

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It can be difficult to communicate with and love a self-loathing partner – particularly if he or she insists on reading the worst into things you say, or relying too much on you to fill a void, simply because their projecting their own feelings of inadequacy onto you.”

I came to realise that it’s impossible to love anyone — let alone your partner — if you don’t at first learn to love yourself.

I cry out for acceptance from people to feel like I’m worth loving — when really all I need is to gain acceptance from myself.

It takes courage and a lot of mental work to challenge a mindset that’s been moulded with years of deep-rooted insecurity and self-loathing.

Curious with a Cup of Coffee. I write about navigating life, love, relationships and our mysterious minds. I write for humans.

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