are you loving you?

if we aren’t loving ourselves, we have no basis for knowing what love feels like
within ourselves, and therefore, won’t know what love feels like when it comes from outside ourselves

are they loving themselves?

if they aren’t loving themselves, they have no basis for how to love another beyond themselves, it’s not that you’re unloveable, it’s that they don’t yet know what love is

is their way of loving you possibly not the way you’d like to be loved?

if we expect love to be given the way we expect to receive it, we look to
receive it within the confines of our own box of love, we constrict receiving
only gifts of love which match what’s inside our box, oppose to opening
and receiving what’s outside of our box and inside of theirs