For years mental health professionals taught people that they could be psychologically healthy without social support, that β€œunless you love yourself, no one else will love you.”…The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation.
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. β€” β€œThe Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog” (via fourteendrawings)