We speak relationships to help validate the people we know we are. The problem lies when we don’t like who we are and expect others to teach us differently. That is the reason a person with depression can not accept the love they are receiving, they are looking through the distortion of depression.
In order to accept and receive love you have to start with loving where and who you are. You change the perception of your whole life if you can see the beauty that lays in you.
When you value your self you show others how to value you. You will know your worth and know what you will accept and what doesn’t serve you. You can change you life and open the door to your happiness.