It is SO easy to lose yourself when you’re with someone

Keywords: divorce , love , valentines day

I have begun to realize that I actually really like myself. I don’t mean that in some arrogant, I’m awesome way. I like that I can make people laugh, I like that I can do things by myself, I like that people come to me for advice, I like that sometimes all I want to do is lay in bed and read. There’s a saying that says you can’t love someone else until you love yourself. While I don’t entirely agree with that premise, I do think that you need to know yourself and what you stand for before you can be in a fulfilling relationship. If you don’t fully know you, how can you expect another person to?

https://lifeloveandlemons820013512.wordpress.com/2021/02/14/single-on-purpose

I was advised NOT to be in a romantic relationship for at LEAST a year into recovery

Keywords: recovery , anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , faith , family , fitness , god , healing , jesus , life , love , prayer

I finally understand now, why. Because I had to have a total and complete control over taking care of myself, my needs, my recovery, my self worth. I needed to be airtight, steady, totally and completely bulletproof to any lingering “ED issues” before I could invite someone else into my heart and relinquish control over many of those emotional areas.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/03/25/making-room-in-my-heart-for-love

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

In fake friendships, there is an expectation of phoniness that one must exhibit in order to keep the friendship going and the minute things become too real for the insincere soul, the friendship diminishes

Keywords: authenticity, fake friends, friendships, inspiration, life, love, poetry, relationships, self love, toxic friends, truth, writing

In healthy and real friendships, authenticity is embraced. If you are a frank person, more than likely, your real friends will love you for your honesty. A fake friend will hate you for it and avoid you. Your real friends will be around whether you are on Cloud Nine, or Rock Bottom. The fake ones hate when you are high and love when you are low.

https://couchtalksblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/birds-of-a-feather-you-know