RTAG 15 TT Reuters and AP contributed to this report .What It Entails To Love Someone Who Struggles With Loving Themselves

Elizabeth Tsung

The fact that it is taking me quite some time to learn how to love myself means that it’s not about to become a walk in the park for you to love me.

I have mustered every ounce of fortitude to teach myself the essence of self-love and to eventually give myself the chance to be loved by someone. And that is never easy. I know, I have gone far, and throughout my mission of reaching self-love, I have garnered strength along the way too. I am not as fragile as I used to be, however I want you to remember that I can still be soft on occasions.

You may give me compliments and I might find them difficult to believe, please, remind me of the very best in me anyway .

You can find the beauty amidst my flaws and I’d still see imperfections, please, insure the beauty in me anyway.

When you listen to my negative supposes, you might find it difficult to handle, please, listen to them and be patient with me anyway.

Helping me be more appropriate is a process, and you might feel like it’s taking forever, please don’t give up on me and help me anyway.

I hope you understand that in this relationship, there will be downsides. But I promise you good days .

The worst of my anxieties is eventually determining someone who could tame the cyclone that I am and then pushing them away because I do not know how to recognize compassion from deceit.

When I push you away, please stay. Remind me to talkno not only simply talk, I want us to communicate. The discrepancies between talking and communicating is that the latter involves empathy whilst the other, the lack thereof.

Communicate to me the things you find difficult to handle. Communicate to me your impressions regardless if they’re good or bad, I want to know. Communicate to me your thoughts, the way I communicate to you my believes. I’ll listen, I’ll understand, I’ll stay, because we’re in this together.

What we are certain of is the uncertainty of the future. I can’t assure you that tomorrow will be good when yesterday was bad.

I can’t assure you of the time it would take for me to finally learn how to fully rid myself of the self-loathing. Amidst the uncertainties of what the future holds us, this I can assure you ofI do not believe that you can’t give what you don’t have because I may find difficulty in loving myself but never have I discovered it difficult to love you.

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