If you don’t really love who you are, you may not be that real at loving anyone else. And loving people is why we are here. You and I are supposed to be the human expression of God’s love to this very hurting world.
We will never be able to love, and love right, if we don’t love ourselves. It is very hard for others to love the real us when we are trying to be someone else.
We all need to grow… and adjust in and make changes, but when dating or in courtship, you need to be careful that you don’t try to change who you really are. Otherwise, you will be setting up the other person for a fake you.
Secondly, you might settle for an unhealthy relationship because you feel you don’t deserve better. You aren’t looking for Mr. or Miss perfect, since they don’t and will never exist, but you shouldn’t settle either – just because.
Have a quiet confidence in yourself! When you love who you are, you will not be overt in your neediness. Needy people are too exhausting!