Who is responsible for Loving You?
Don't focus on how other people treat you.
Focus on how you treat yourself.
If you are in an abusive relationship, for example,
don’t focus on the abuser’s behavior.
Look instead at your own.
Ask yourself if deciding to be with an abusive person
is a nice way to treat yourself.
Be responsible for loving and taking care of yourself.
Don't try to give this responsibility to anyone else.
Tell yourself "I am responsible for loving myself.
If I don't love myself, no one else will.“
If you are one-pointed in this practice,
you will stop betraying yourself.
And when your self-betrayal comes to an end,
you will not attract others who abuse you.
From Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini