Can Love Teach Us How to Love Ourselves?

It seems as if some people are born into this world with the innate ability to love themselves. Others of us aren’t so lucky. We struggle with our inadequacies and look to others for personal validation and feelings of self-worth.

We’ve all be told that we need to love ourselves before we can love anyone else, and while I happen to believe there’s solid truth to this notion, personal experience has taught me that the road to self-love involves being loved – often in ways and for reasons we don’t fully understand.

It’s long been thought that anyone without a healthy possession of self-love was doomed to travel from one rotten relationship to the next. Until they learned to get their self-love shit together and give themselves a hug, the best they could hope for was functional dysfunction. How totally depressing…[read more]

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