You are your life partner.
Isn't it amazing that we can live our entire lives and never realize how important we are?
We are important to the people around us, to the world, the Universe, but principally to ourselves. We constantly rush to and fro trying to get approval from all and sundry, trying to please everybody, and never put ourselves in the equation. We never even have a passing thought of our significance in the scheme of things.
We are nothing without our own approval.
We are merely robots following the crowd, doing what we think we have to do, following the rules and knocking ourselves out. We are getting nowhere.
The time has come, this is the day, STOP, look in the mirror... this is the person you will spend your entire life with... can you trust this person? Does she/he have your best interest at heart, is she/he loyal, honest and true and taking care of you? If you don't who will?
You don't need approval from outside forces. Your approval, acceptance, admiration and respect is what you need to strive for.
Seek not outside yourself.
Everything is within you, you are important. That person that you have spent your life looking for... that soul mate or life partner, is YOU.
"It's not your job to like me, it's mine" Byron Katie