Falling and being in love is never easy! It takes hard work, determination, and a willingness to give up a whole lot. So are you ready for love?
Ask yourself this: Do I love myself? Not an easy question to answer, to be sure.
It’s easy to want someone else to love us, as it makes us feel wonderful to know that someone else cares. But if you don’t really love yourself, flaws and all, you’ll never really be comfortable in your relationship.
Think about it: If you can see all the things you dislike about yourself, how can you expect him or her not to see them too? You’ll always be worried that those things will be the “dealbreaker” that splits you up, so you can never really rest secure in your partner’s love. You’re holding your breath and waiting for the day he or she tells you “It’s done”.
If that is you, it may be a sign you aren’t ready for love! You need to learn to love yourself before you can fall in love with and be loved by someone else.
What does it mean to “love yourself”? There’s no specific definition, but a lot of it has to do with accepting yourself the way you are. You have flaws and f**k-ups just like everyone else in the world. Understand that, and realize that you are going to make mistakes in your relationship. You aren’t perfect in any sense of the word, so stop holding yourself to such a high standard. He/she will make just as many mistakes as you, and it won’t ruin the relationship. Loving yourself means being okay with who you are as a person, flaws and all. It’s easier said than done, but you’ll only be ready for love when you learn to accept yourself.
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