Good grief! This is SO IMPORTANT! You have to distinguish between someone else’s lack and your own. Their lack isn’t yours. Ever.
Particularly with Narcissists, Narcopaths, Sociopaths, etc. Depending upon the degree of their illness, they can be completely incapable of loving another human being. I’m not kidding. They simply can’t.
They don’t know how to love. They can’t learn to love. They can’t be coaxed, pleaded or cajoled into knowing how to love. They. Simply. Can’t.
The good news is that someone else’s inability to love has absolutely nothing to do with you. You are loveable. Believe that!
Don’t ever let someone else convince you that you’re not!