No matter what you do for others, you don't feel like you're enough. Translation: You don't ever feel that people truly love or respect you. Nothing you do is ever enough to make others (or yourself) satisfied for long.
If you're single, this shows up in that sinking feeling you get whenever your partner is acting distant or you worry whether or not they'll call you again. They may have told you they had a nice time on the date, but you won't believe them. You're convinced that other people have great relationships but that you never will.
If you're in a relationship, it could mean that you seethe with jealousy whenever your partner talks about another person or pays attention to anyone else. You fear being abandoned, and you worry about them breaking up with you. You can't handle criticism, and you feel like your partner is constantly on your back about something.
At work, it means not feeling appreciated or respected for your contribution. At home it can be second-guessing how you treat your kids. Did you say the right thing? Is someone going to think you're a bad parent?
It could show up as never being happy with how you look or feel and, therefore, giving up on the habits that can really make a difference in your health.
You may think all of these problems are the results of choosing the wrong partner or having an inconsiderate boss or out-of-control kids. But, actually, these are all symptoms of your lack of self-love.
It can lead to strained or broken relationships, career setbacks, and a whole host of health issues.
You don't have to run yourself ragged anymore. You don't have to feel inadequate in any area of life or wonder if you'll ever be loved the way you deserve to be.
You just need to learn how to tap into who you really are and then accept yourself fully.