• Tiffanyjoy

    Thanks for the article! Would love another that goes into more detail about “balance”.

  • Mandy

    I can personally atest to Nan O’Brien’s wisdom and advice on harnessing the assets to a meaningful and healthy relationship.  She is an amazing guide not only in relationship advice but also on how to take care of yourself so that you can better contribute to a relationship.  I can only hope that she will continue to give advice on cupidspulse and other sites as she an deliver a message like no other!  Thank you Nan!  Thank you Cupidspulse for publishing this article!

  • Jean

    Having a relationship with yourself sounds so simple and possibly a little weird, but it is so very important. You must know who you are and be comfortable and confident if you want a relationship of any kind to succeed. I think many people are lost in need relationships instead of want relationships and may not even know it. I know I was in the past. Relationships are a two way street and that give and receive element is critical. I enjoyed reading the advice in this article.

  • carol

    fantastic  article! I totally agree with Nan!  Love this line “You deserve the best of you; and you cannot give your best to others, or
    receive from them, until you have learned how to give your best to yourself.”  I am totally giving the best to myself these days and LOVING it!!!  Nan’s wisdom is invaluable and I look forward to seeing more of her articles!

  • Adrien

    thanks for this very interesting and inspiring article

  • Socoinsoho

    I definitely felt like this was speaking straight to me. It put hope in my heart and gave me something to work towards instead of just jumping from one failed relationship to another. Thanks Nan!

  • Linda

    Great article! I am working on learning that balance. Not always an easy thing to do! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Alex Sedgley

    Brilliant article!! really interesting and so true!!

  • Kristen

    Well said Nan!  It’s all about Balance.

  • Claudette

    This is something I have been working on for a few years now.  It is a hard lesson to learn, but once you do, it is AMAZING at the change in relationships with others.  Not just love interest, but also friendships.  
    Thank you Nan for sharing this lesson with so many, as so many need to learn this.  I think we have all been taught to take care of other’s first then yourself, so to change that is a journey all it self, but once you do, you will never look back.  One of the best things that I have learned from Nan is this 
    ” Self Nurturing is NOT Selfish”    And when I am treating myself to self nourishment I repeat this statement