"You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself. And, as you do, you attract others into your life who are able to love you without conditions." - Paul Ferrini So very true! It was amazing watching this happen in my own life.
Love yourself and all that you are. You don't need the presence of someone else to make you feel important or loved. There is a difference between WANTING and NEEDING. If you need someone there, chances are, you are looking in all the wrong places
Do not let your relationship turn into one person only being dominant/submissive-share each role, it will turn into an unhealthy relationship otherwise. Use "I see it differently" in difficult relationships.