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Relationships,  Self Care

How Learning Self-Love Improves Future Relationships

Love of self is something that is difficult for many people to achieve. Men and women both suffer with this, even though most men suffer in silence with little support. The fact is that, especially when relationships end, finding self-love can be more difficult than ever before.

Yet learning self-love is often the best thing that you can do for your future partner. When you truly love yourself, you are in a better position to allow someone else to love you for exactly who you are. You are more likely to stand up for yourself and your own valid feelings, thoughts, and ideas. While compromise in a relationship is important, having this self-confidence is vital to healthy relationships.

Be Single for a Time

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In today’s society, many people have a tendency to jump from one relationship to another. Each relationship tends to have a lot in common with the previous relationships. There may be differences in how things progress because everyone is different. But there will be patterns visible. This is because when you jump from one ship to another, you are not giving yourself time to process and determine why that relationship ended in the first place.

Most importantly, when you jump from one relationship to another, you are relying on someone else to give you the love and care you need. Instead of being dependent on a relationship to fulfill these emotional needs, you should be able to fulfill them on your own. This is where learning self-love comes into play.

It is a good idea to stay single for a while after a relationship ends. Spend some time in reflection, in getting to know yourself again, and in trying to love yourself for who you are. When you don’t depend on someone else to give you validation and you love yourself unconditionally, you will need less from your future partner, which leads to much healthier relationships.

Loving Yourself is Not Conceit

Some people think that to love oneself means that you are conceited. While it is true that conceit can lead to unhealthy relationships, self-love is not really conceit. Self-love isn’t about believing that you are better than anyone else. Instead, it is about believing that you are the best person that you can be, that you are accepting of everything about yourself, and that you are able to maintain that self-love and self-image in the face of doubt and conflict from others.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with learning self-love. Doing so is vitally important for healthy relationships of any kind. If you are struggling with self-love and have a poor self-image, you may need to get help to learn this important exercise.

With programs like online therapy, there is really no reason not to get the help you require to learn self-love. Learning self-love is vitally important for building future relationships that are healthy and good for your mental health. Using online therapy services is an easy way to make progress toward personal growth and finding the happiness you seek.

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.