Relationships are amazing, especially healthy, happy ones. But we often forget that what seems all too perfect might not be so. A relationship requires a significant investment from both parties in order to survive. When we choose someone, we try to find similarities, but once we get into a relationship, we find out that the person is way different from our expectations. That is nothing to worry about until things start to get toxic. And to curb that toxicity, sometimes it is important to have “me” time amidst your “we” time. In a relationship, we often overlook self-love, so here are some tips to help you cut some slack to your relationship worries and make it better. Here are some useful tips to nurture self-love.
How to overcome the lack of self-love in a relationship?
The constant comparison of oneself with one’s partner or someone close to them causes a lack of self-love in a relationship. Now, if you are somebody who also feels the same, then rest assured that you are not the only one feeling so, but apart from that, you are unique and do not require the certification of anybody else that you are good enough. You are you. You are unique, and you and your partner should share this uniqueness with each other, accept your flaws, embrace them rather than hide them, and then work on them. Everyone’s main goal should be to become a better human being, and relationships should help them achieve such goals. Anything self-deprecating is not worthy enough to remain in your mind and in your body.
Enhance self-love by reducing dependency
Relying on one another is another basis for any relationship. But people fail to undermine another aspect of relationships, and that is the aspect of being independent. Now, being independent does not mean rejecting everything that is offered by your partner. In layman’s terms, if it is to be spoken, it simply means that you should do the majority of the things on your own, whatever you are capable of doing; however, once your levels are exceeded, rest and seek assistance from your partner. Engaging your partner or being totally dependent on your partner might actually be harmful to your relationship. Both of you might feel bored or stuck with one another, which may eventually lead to a situation where both of you would try to calculate one another’s contribution. And once that comes into play, the situation might deteriorate, therefore, do as much as you can without stressing yourself out. You may find a new hobby; spend some time on that. You may also share a bit or two of your hobby with your partner, and f it interests him as well, you both may nurture it.
Walking may appear to be ineffective in terms of self-love, but to be honest, walking down a path and observing things gives you a new perspective on your life every single time. So many things happen in a single second, and while you are walking, you can see them all if you are observant enough. This will help you recognize your own worth as a person and appreciate what you have.
Self-care comes from the idea of self-love, therefore, treat yourself with every small achievement you make. You do not need people to always share success or happiness; sometimes celebrating it with yourself will give you more contentment than anything else. Go out and eat, relax, or spend some time with people whom you haven’t seen for a long time.
Meet new people
Staying in the same circle may make you feel stuck, but you may meet new people even if you stay in it. Healthy conversations can help you develop new interests that might prove beneficial for you and your partner and enrich the relationship. Meeting new people will give you new conceptions and perspectives.
Stay in touch with friends
Never lose contact with people you consider close friends. Go out with them, have a good time once in a while, and share whatever you want with them. Their closeness might help bring down any self-deprecating thoughts that you have.
All in all, there is a tendency to feel that your partner is seeing you with sympathetic eyes, which may or may not be the case. Therefore, talking it out with them is essential, but whenever the situation seems uncontrollable, it is best to leave it and restart the conversation when you and your partner are ready to talk again. This way, you won’t feel a lack of self-love and will be more aware of it.