When we’re still looking for attention and appreciation from a partner (to feed our ego), we won’t find a partner to truly love us. Instead, we’ll find somebody who’s willing to feed our ego, but it won’t last; because the ego is insatiable.
We move beyond that by learning to truly love ourselves. Then, we no longer need somebody to feed our ego, that polished armor we use to fend off the fear that we’re not good enough. We can share all of who we are, without fear of rejection, and be loved down to the core, the way we’ve always longed to be loved.