“… Earth does such things to itself: furrowing, cracking apart, bursting into flame. It rips openings in itself, which it struggles (or not) to skin over. The moon doesn’t care about its own craters and bruises. Only we can regret the perishing of the burned place. Only we could call it a wound.” — MARGARET ATWOOD, FROM ‘A FIRE PLACE’, MORNING IN THE BURNED HOUSE
First of all: Learn to really love yourself! Embrace all your parts good and bad.Then you can love someone else in a healthy way without being possessive. You will be able to love freely and your broken self will be healed before you give your love away. You have made your own solid ground to stand on. That is the best gift you can give to your partner.