On Self-Love in Relationships

When self-love is a struggle, what does that mean for your relationships? Must you love yourself before you can love or be loved? Nope. But the degree to which you love yourself may affect how you experience loving relationships.

Read more in my GoodTherapy blog about the value of loving yourself while you're in love. The ability to love yourself is a complex experience rooted in family history, relationship experiences, and even personality. If self-love is a struggle for you, seeking help from a therapist could help you create and maintain a healthier image of yourself. Individual therapy can offer you the space to sort through your thoughts and feelings, to understand where your current perception of yourself came from, and to learn how to evolve your sense of self. Are you interested in learning more about yourself and how you can best show up for yourself and others? If you are, don't hesitate to reach out to a professional. And if you're curious about working with me, feel free to contact me here. You're also welcome to schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation at a time that's convenient for you by visiting this link and choosing "I'm a New Client" and then "New Client Phone Consultation."

If you need a little more time before you're ready to reach out, I encourage you to explore my website a little further. Other posts you might find interesting are:

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Whether you contact me or not, my hope for you is that you find some time to reflect on the worth you already possess. This isn't a competition, and you're not to be compared to anyone else. Pay attention to who you are and what you need and let those truths lead you in the right direction.