“I just want someone to love me”- Let’s think about this phrase for a minute because we hear it quite often, right?
In a survey conducted by The Body Shop and Ipsos, a market research firm through November and December 2020 with more than 22,000 people in 21 different countries, 60 percent of women wished they had more respect for themselves and one in two felt more self-doubt than self-love. While it might seem harmless on the surface, is it really?
It’s true—everyone does want to be loved. Everyone wants to feel cared for, appreciated, and truly madly loved. But this method of thinking about it is dangerous. This thought process could be what is leading some of us into bad relationships.
We are thinking we want this one thing so badly that we are losing touch with the process of connecting with another. We are losing ourselves. Because we are desperate to feel loved, we are jumping into any old relationship and staying in it, regardless of whether we are happy or not.
Are you relying on someone else to fill your bucket? What about you? What about your goals, your hopes, and dreams, the stuff that makes you special? You need to work on filling your own bucket and finding that love inside you so you are not so reliant on others. Learn to love yourself. It can be a difficult thing to do but it is crucial to your happiness. The only person you can ever truly rely on in life is yourself. You need to take care of yourself, to trust in yourself so that you can find that true connection with another.
It is amazing what can happen when we love ourselves. The relationships we get into are healthy ones, they are beneficial to us and truly meaningful. They are not born out of desperation or need but rather true attraction and connection. So rather than relying on others, we need to start relying on ourselves. Fill your bucket. Do what you need to do for yourself before you go hunting for love.
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