What's the most difficult relationship I've ever been in?
Chances are if someone asked me that question, I'd think back to all the different partners I've had, and might even go back to my relationship with my parents or guardians.
Maybe the most difficult relationship I've ever had is the one with myself. When I look at the names I've called myself, the ways I've treated myself, the times I've kicked myself in the butt, I really have to wonder whether any of my other friends would have ever put up with the same kind of treatment.
Loving myself doesn't mean I have to shut myself off from the rest of the world; it isn't an exclusive relationship. It just means I need to treat myself as well as I'd like my partner to. Instead of wanting my SO to fill so many of my needs, I can lift a lot of pressure off of them by taking care of more of my needs myself. As I do so, I'll find my contentment increases, and I'll discover I'm able to give and receive love more easily.
Just for Today
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