When I was younger, I remember wanting to be in love and in relationship so badly that I put up with a lot of unloving and unkind behavior from boyfriends. It was very hurtful and I experienced a lot of pain. I'm assuming that most people have had similar experiences at some time. I don't feel that way or do that any more. I found that the more I love, enjoy, respect, and appreciate myself, the less I need to depend on someone else to make me feel good. AND I've discovered that I actually experience more love and healthier forms of love in my life now. I was desperate for love before and never felt I had it. Now I'm not desperate and feel I have more love than ever.
Have you had similar experiences? If you found a solution, what did you discover? What advice could you share with people who feel they have no love in their lives and they experience loneliness?