I used to believe that once you are in a relationship, putting your partner as the top priority was 'THE' way to love. It was always and always about him. At any given time he mattered most. The KING. The 'i-worship-the-ground-you-walk-on' sort of thing. Pathetic, i know. After awhile, a LONGEST while if i must say, I realized that if you put so much value on someone you ended up losing your own. At the end of the day you would be all drained out, exhausted and, as much as i hate to admit, worthless. Don't ask me why. It's just how things are. Perhaps it's just how nature works. Or perhaps, i just haven't met the right Mr. Right yet. I'm digressing, i know. One thing i do learn is that while it is okay to love madly, deeply and beautifully however you must first love yourself more. It is important to know your worth and to be fair to yourself.
Simply put, if you don't love yourself, no one ever will.