You don’t need a boyfriend to feel beautiful or successful or fulfilled. You can provide yourself with the love you want from another.
In a perfect world, everyone would be able to see their own beauty with the help of a mirror. But in reality, some people need a little nudge. They need someone to open up their eyes and help them see the beauty hidden within themselves all along.
When you find your forever person, they will assist you in learning to love yourself.
At first, you might not believe them when they compliment you even though you’re still in pajamas and your hair is askew. You might look at them like they’re crazy when they tell you how perfect you are and how they wouldn’t change a thing about you. You might be uncomfortable with their affection because you feel like you don’t deserve it.
But after a while, you will get used to the compliments. When they call you sexy, you won’t shake your head in disagreement as quickly as you once did. You will believe them when they say they love you exactly the way you are.
Your forever person might not be able to convince you to love yourself, but it’s so much easier to find the beauty within yourself when you’re with the right person.
When you’re with the wrong person, you will find yourself questioning your worth more. The wrong person will make you feel like you aren’t good enough. The wrong person will reinforce your insecurities.
Instead of making you feel good about yourself, they will make you feel like shit. They will lower your self-esteem day by day.
They will judge you when you order a hamburger instead of a salad. They will compare you to other women. They will encourage you to lose weight. They will make mean comments about you behind your back. They will put the idea in your head that you are worthless, that you are ugly, that you are only weighing them down.
When you’re with the wrong person, it will be hard for you to see your own beauty because you will be thinking like them. When they make an offhand comment about your appearance, you will wonder if they’re right because their opinion means the world to you.
When you’re with the wrong person, a toxic person, you will base your worth off of what they have to say about you. It doesn’t matter if you walk out of the bathroom feeling confident, because if they don’t seem impressed by your outfit, you will decide you look ugly after all. You will assume that the way they see you is the way the whole world sees you.
When you’re with the wrong person, you are going to have trouble loving yourself. But when you’re with your forever person, you are going to fall in love with yourself a little more each day, because they know how special you are, and they want you to see that too.