If you feel you have an idea of what you’re worth then make sure you find someone who appreciates it. You glance over the failed choices you’ve made in your relationships and you soon realize that it wasn’t them that failed you, it was you that failed yourself. You chose the sketchy person over the good one. You chose the one your friends warned you about over the one they felt was a keeper. You gave a chance to the one that didn’t deserve it instead of offering it to the one that did. You spent sleepless nights tossing and turning over someone that didn’t deserve that much attention while the one that did would never have made you endure such sleepless agony in the first place.
Knowing your worth means you know what you bring to the table as a companion and what you deserve in return. But I will take it a step further and say that knowing your worth also means knowing and valuing someone else’s worth when they step into your life. It means valuing someone for those things you want valued in you: it doesn’t just mean simply demanding what you think you deserve but being willing to offer the best of yourself to someone that deserves you because they value you.
From Kwapi Vengesayi‘s book, Men Cheat More, Women Cheat Better: Stories and Conversations About Love, Life and Everything in Between (2017) Available on Amazon