How to make a relationship work?

Out of all things to keep in mind when making a relationship work, there is one thing that many forget to consider and that is to love yourself. I’m not only talking about a partner, but any kind of relationship in general; friendships and families. It is a simple statement but a hard process that it can be easier said than done. The reasoning behind why loving yourself is the way to make a relationship work, it can be taken out of a quote that goes “Treat other the way you want to be treated”. But what if that person treats themselves horribly, how would they treat others? At end, there is going to be an empty space that the relationship won’t fill up because only we know what goes in our heads. The only expectations we can live up to are our expectations and self-love is the start of a beautiful journey.