Ariane Marder, Glamour magazine
We talk a lot about men on Smitten (how to flirt with them, how to survive first dates, and (ugh) how to move on after it doesn't work out. And even though I'm the first to say that I love being head-over-heels for someone, the truth is that we sometimes ignore the most important relationship we have--the relationship with ourselves. Forgive me for the overused cliché, but you can't truly love someone else if you don't love yourself first.
Confession: I've been feeling down lately so I've spent a lot of time thinking about the ways to enhance my floundering self-esteem. I figure I'm not the only one who gets in her own way. I mean, even the most positive, successful, beautiful women struggle from time to time. It doesn't matter if you have a S.O. or not. Read on...
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Loving Yourself Tip 1. Stop beating yourself up.
So you've made mistakes. Nobody's perfect, but we live to learn and we use