When people say, “You need to love yourself before you can love someone else”, what they are trying to say is, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. Picture how you feel about yourself being in a cup. When you are full with love, joy, compassion, care, self worth, understanding and humility, your cup runs over in a good way and you have important qualities inside of you that you can pour into the next person that you decide to be in a relationship with. However when you; lack loving who you are, when you aren’t proud of yourself or when you don’t feel like yourself 100% you really can’t give too much to someone else in a relationship because you don’t have much to pour from. You would start out doing ok in the beginning of your relationship hiding those things but eventually you would start to wonder why you are feeling sad, or you will start running on fumes. How we feel about ourselves infects itself into our relationships in a positive or negative way. So if you feel incomplete like something inside of you is personally missing, it’s important to tackle that issue before trying to be with someone else.