This is an important article. I have even written a song about this. For me it has become a natural notion that loving yourself is the first step in accepting and be open to good love. This however has been a long process of relationships that were not good or even toxic.
Coming to realize that the first step is to really love yourself enables you to choose your partner wisely. Although the chemicals of love play a huge part in how it makes us feel loving yourself enables you to know what you like, want, need and don’t need regardless of those chemicals.