I don’t know if I totally believe that you have to “love yourself first in order to love someone else”. It’s the word first that gets me when I hear that line. Who cares who you love first as long as you manage to love both your partner and to love yourself unconditionally….. without stipulations or demands or guidelines. Sometimes it’s tough to love without reason and just because. We’ve all seen how many conditions people put on being in loving relationships. Sadly, we put some of those same conditions on loving ourself.
To love him, you’ve got to love you too:)