We should really love ourselves first before we can love others. This is already scratchy but we can't give what we don't have. We are only asked to "love our neighbors as ourselves". Not, to love our neighbors and not ourselves. We sort of define the threshold of the amount of love that others can give us. Because, if they exceed that limit and we couldn't take it, it will only be put to waste.
Much to loving ourselves is the question how we can do it. Sometimes, we might just have to much a reason not to. Solution? Look on the higher source of love. I wonder... ;)
When People Love You Less
When people love you less,
It just means that you should love yourself more,
And only then can you love others,
And then they can love you more.