Self-love is so important because the way you treat yourself teaches others how to treat you too. Also, when you love yourself, you can love others without fear of rejection as you know that you will always choose yourself.
If you have a strong relationship with yourself, you feel secure, stable, self-sufficient, and empowered. When you start giving yourself the love you need, you start filling up your own cup and you release expectations from others which means they can be who they truly are, instead of who you need them to be to make you feel happy.
The biggest lesson is that you do not need anyone to make you feel whole, and in fact, that is not someone else’s job or responsibility, it’s yours. So, start a relationship with yourself by firstly accepting yourself instead of thinking there is something wrong with you, and learning to put yourself first, because you deserve it!