Relationships become detrimental when the self-respect is lacking. You need to love yourself enough to choose the ones that make you happy and motivate you to grow.
This does not come easy so a conscious effort must be consistently made on a day-to-day basis.
If you don’t respect yourself then you won’t take care of yourself the way you should.
By achieving this, you set boundaries for your life and your relationships. You cannot allow people to treat you poorly and if they do, you need to recognize your worth and walk away.
How can you truly learn to appreciate others if you can’t even appreciate yourself?
This is fundamental to personal growth and a concept too many people do not realize.When you love yourself, you take pride in who you and what you have to offer.Too many people place the needs of others before their own, but in order to respect others, you need to meet your own needs first.Others cannot negatively influence your opinion of yourself; this will only lead to degradation of your worth.You must love and respect yourself before anyone else can.A lack of self-respect can, and most often does, result in depression and self-destructive behaviors.You need to reinforce your positive qualities and actively try to fix your negative qualities.When everything else in the world fails you, you will always have your self-respect to fall back on.How you feel about yourself affects every single aspect of your life. Respect yourself, if you wish to be respected by others. A man who despises himself will never rise, and will not command the respect of others.