Not all relationships are created or meant to be equal. We can be more of a taker in some and a receiver in others. When we want a bit of everything if not all of everything from each and every relationship we have, it be with our partners, friends or family members, we are putting tension and strain into it.
By understanding and knowing what gift each relationship has in store for us, we become more allowing and accepting of those around us, and more importantly, with and within ourselves. Only when relationships are given the space to be cultivated and nurtured, can they become mutually beneficial even when we are the sole giver.