A relationship with yourself
To me, it's a totally novel concept.
I'm going to partly blame society for this. I don't think we focus on relationships (general, not just romantic) enough in our society, much less the relationship that we all have with ourselves.
What is a relationship with ourselves?
A large part of it is about feelings.
How we feel when we're by ourselves.
How we feel about doing nice things for ourselves (without taking away from others).
How we feel about ourselves. I'm not talking about confidence. But as in, when we think about ourselves, whether we get a good feeling in our heart.
The relationship we have with ourselves is important because, we matter. Just as much as anyone else does in this world.
It also ties into the topic of independence because, a good relationship with ourselves is the beginning of enjoying independence.