Love is natural. To be loved, you have to love yourself first.
If you don’t love yourself, how can your another half plant love seed in your field? If you don’t love yourself, what makes you think you are ready for love yet? If you don’t love yourself, how do you know how to love another person?
Some people either they don’t know if they are ready yet, or when they forget about themselves when they are in too much love. Remember you are always you, love is part of your life, not your life.
If you don’t want to hurt the one you love, love yourself first.