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Emotional Healing Begins With Self-love

posted May 18, 2010, 12:18 PM by Sheri Perl   [ updated Jun 9, 2010, 1:52 PM ]

A Caring Partner thinks you’re wonderful.  How do you partner yourself? (Excerpts from a work in progress by Sheri Perl)

Remember the old Grocho Marx joke: “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.”  Sometimes when you are in a relationship, your old, unconscious mental programming makes you feel unworthy again, despite any encouragement your partner gives you.  Instead of questioning your underlying assumptions about yourself, you start to doubt the judgment of your partner.  You begin to wonder about the value of anyone who would choose to be with you.  And so, unfortunately, the extraordinary, exhilarating, ecstatic experience of being in love begins to simmer down.  In your Inner Critic gets the best of you, you may even move on to another relationship.  Sometimes the problem is not your partner’s love for you; it is your inability to maintain any measure of self-love.

Do you think you know what it means to love yourself unconditionally?