Another person does not make you “whole”. Feeling whole and empowered is always an inside job. If you feel that you need someone or something in your life in order to be “whole”, you are looking at yourself in a disempowered way. How you feel is always about you and your own thinking.
Sure, another person might love you and do lots of things that make you feel valuable and whole – and that is nice. But when YOU already feel whole, valuable and loved on your own – the relationship you have will enhance your own good-feeling empowerment. And your empowerment, love and happiness is then stronger than anything, because you are not dependant on the behaviour of anyone else in order for you to feel good. Now that is true happiness, true love and true empowerment.