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Loving myself before I can love another: a tale of relationships gone wrong

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In my early days of writing, I was told to captivate the audience with an amazing opening quote, hook, line, etc. Well, there is nothing more eye-catching to me today than an opening quote by the brilliant professor, Brenè Brown : We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves…”

 

In the weening days since an unforeseen heartbreak, I have done a lot of introspection (and listening/reading Brenè Brown to be quite frank). I have looked back at all of my relationships and tried to pinpoint the common denominator in the aftermath (besides me that is). I have been racking my brain trying to find some sort of commonalities that tie into each and every romantic relationship in which I have had to find some sort of exactitudes to explain my losses. 

 


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