If you rely on someone else for your happiness, if they leave or can’t give you the happiness to your liking, then you’re out of luck

Keywords: life advice , love yourself

While having a loving partner is a great feeling in the world, if you don’t have any love for yourself you kind of have a bit of a hole where that love should be. Having that hole can really put a damper on your life in times of trouble.

https://shortstuffblog.com/2021/02/love-yourself-before-someone-else

Your intimate relationship with yourself is extremely important and should be nurtured prior to nurturing other relationships

Keywords: philosophy , friendships , intimacy , love , relationships

Intimacy offers a way for humans to connect authentically, and our authentic selves should not be limited to experiencing intimacy with a sole romantic partner. Expecting one relationship to fulfill every type of intimacy we crave is the emotional manifestation of putting all of our intimacy eggs in one basket. Developing intimacy in every relationship we have, beginning with ourselves, can fulfill our needs and desires in a way that doesn’t place responsibility for intimacy solely on our romantic partners.

https://bambooandbananas.org/a-lesson-on-intimacy