The Benevolent Reason You Don’t Want to Love Yourself

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Whenever someone asks if they have to love themselves before they can love someone else, I always find it strange and humbling. Strange because why wouldn’t you want to love yourself? Humbling because I remember when I asked myself that same question.

Relationships seemed easy as a teenager. As long as I was being fed love, I was fine. I wasn’t a jealous person. I gave…