Alicia Mccarvell is getting real about how her self-love journey has impacted her marriage.
On Monday, the Canadian influencer took to Instagram to share an "adorable" candid video while dancing with her husband, Scott Mccarvell. She paired the sweet video with on-screen text opening up about how loving herself has "changed" their relationship.
"Honestly, the way he has always wanted to love me has never changed," Mccarvell penned. "But the way I've allowed him to love me has changed drastically."
She admitted that when she lacked self-love, she made it "really hard" for her husband to love her.
"I believed if I didn't like myself, how could he?" she shared. "But I have realized that the lens in which we see ourselves is not the same lens others see us through. It's unfair to our partners to assume the lenses are the same."
Mccarvell said that in hindsight, she wishes she had let her husband love her "the way he wanted to a lot sooner."
The Nova Scotia-based influencer's video was quickly met with praise from fans for her honest message.
"I love how honest you are. Thank you for sharing! Such a key reminder," an Instagram user commented.
Another added: "This message is so important and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!"
"I love this!" a fan wrote.
"This is beautiful. I need to get there. Thank you for sharing your vulnerable side of things," shared another.
"What a wonderful message," someone else wrote. "Goosebumps reading those words! Love, love, love this reminder."
Last week, the body positivity advocate clapped back at inappropriate and belittling comments she has recently received about her husband, since partnering with Lovehoney, paired with a photo of herself and her husband in a pool.
"Each time I run an ad with any toy company I am belittled in my comment section with comments like 'gross,' or comments like these, basically stating that you use means I can’t possibly be satisfied by my husband," Mccarvell pointed out. "All of them from women."
"I’m tired of people condemning the things they don’t understand. Your shame doesn’t need to be mine," she concluded. "Also, how 'hot' or 'sexy' someone is, is not correlated to their ability to satisfy a partner. Get a grip."