I mentioned in my last blog post how I wanted to touch on this topic on it’s own, because there’s a lot to this than just a few sentences.
Now I don’t know if anyone has experienced this, but I’m sure someone has, because we’re never alone based on how we feel. Even if we think it’s a crazy, out-of-this-world thought.
Based on experience, I believe it is much easier to love yourself, when someone else does. I believe it is hard when it’s just you.
When someone else loves you, you start to realize why they love you. They accept your flaws that you despise. They accept your quirks and your weirdness, when only you were used to them.
You start looking in the mirror differently. You look at yourself and think, “I see why _______ loves me! I am beautiful, amazing, smart, and powerful!”
It’s a confidence boost, no?
You want to further better yourself. You feel like you’re on top of the world, and that you really can accomplish anything. You have that support system.
But when it’s just you, you forget you can conquer the world.
You forget that you’re beautiful.
You wonder why no one loves you, or wants to date you.
You remember your flaws, your quirks and your weirdness.
You think, “Now who’s going to accept all these things I hated about myself?”