A huge mistake a lot of people make when beginning a relationship is to put the new person before themselves. It feels good to put others before ourselves, but in the end it will inevitably lead to resentment. Our needs are important and need to be fulfilled before we can give love to another person. Taking care of ourselves helps our sense of self worth to flourish. Take some time to get to know yourself.  Don’t lose touch with family and friends. Don’t give up hobbies. Make time for yourself and pamper yourself.  Once you are fulfilled, a relationship will complement rather than fill a void that can never be filled by another person. Loving thyself is the most important gift we can give ourselves.