It takes two people to be honest, firstly with themselves, and with each other, not loving their idea of love or their ideas of the other person but accepting their heart, soul and mind. ♥
Love does not come from placing another’s happiness before your own. Love does not come from the other completing you.
Yet, love does come from making the other happy. Love does blossom when you feel one with another. It’s a complete dichotomy and it’s the only way I know.
Love yourself the way you want to be loved. Loving another is only a reflection of how you feel about yourself. Loving another does not secure you, accept you or make you special.. but loving yourself does.