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How To Start Loving Yourself In A Lonely World

We always hear to treat others the way you want to be treated, and that is something I try to live my life by. Putting others first is something I have always kept as a priority. Being positive and encouraging to my friends when they need someone on their side? I'm there. But, often times we forget to see ourselves as a friend. And when everyone seems to be so far away, we tend to shoot down the one person who is always there for us, no matter what. I'm talking about you, yourself, and you.

Loving Yourself: If you never try, you’ll never know, just how much you’re worth.

I'll be the first to vulnerably admit, over the years I have been: cheated on, emotionally abused, made fun of, pushed away (literally and figuratively), lied to, kept in a linger, ignored, ghosted (a lot), breadcrumbed (that was new), and was once labeled as a pretty, 5-out-of-10, from a guy who then followed-up with "I still want to make out with you though...or anyone really," (I respectfully declined that offer). I started realizing that I had never been properly loved the way I deserved to be and quite frankly I was sick and tired of it.

I never once felt like a priority to anyone I attempted to give my heart to.

So, I decided to stop.

It was time for a change.