I agree to a point, until I lost someone I loved with all my heart. I didn't need a replacement, I needed to heal. To understand it wasn't my fault that he committed suicide. I needed to be me.... again, before I could ever opened my heart to anyone..
Love yourself and all that you are. You don't need the presence of someone else to make you feel important or loved. There is a difference between WANTING and NEEDING. If you need someone there, chances are, you are looking in all the wrong places