A Healthy Relationship with Yourself Encourages Healthy Relationships with Others
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As human beings, we naturally gravitate towards cultivating relationships that'll give us more meaning. We search for relationships that are essential to our mental and emotional well-being. It's important to have a healthy relationship with yourself before developing relationships with others.
Having a better relationship with yourself can improve your relationships with others and promote a healthier and secure level of self-acceptance. Producing self-love and confidence with who you are will build long-lasting friendships that'll help you strive as a human being.
However, if you are struggling with how you view yourself, it can have adverse effects on the people who are in your life and prevent you from forming new relationships. It's unhealthy battling yourself, especially when it gets to the point of self-hate and negative emotions. Being in an uncomfortable state of mind will affect the people around you and will cause relationships to fail.
No matter how much a person may care about you, no one can be around a negative self-shaming person for too long. If you're not happy with yourself, you can't expect others to be happy with you and want to be around you. Low self-esteem and social anxiety will hinder your ability to connect with people. The connection is what brings people together, and if there's no connection in your friendships and partnerships, then it'll cause a lack of communication and distance.
To enhance current relationships and attract new ones, is to realise that there may be some internal work that needs to be done. Being comfortable with who you are as a person will put whatever type of relationship you're working on at ease and make forming new relationships more enjoyable. Once you start changing your mindset and start loving who you are, that's when your relationships will begin to flourish.