It takes two to make a relationship work. If you are the only person working to save it and move it forward then it is not a relationship. I have been in relationships where I was doing all the work – and of course they did not work out. I’ve also had friendships where I was the only one reaching out – that gets exhausting as well.
Collaboration, compromise, understanding, acceptance, respect, communication – all necessary ingredients. Sounds like a tall order, doesn’t it? It shouldn’t be and if it does not come naturally, then cut your losses and move on. Surround yourself with people who want to be part of your life. I’ve learned this lesson the hard way, but I’ve learned it and realize that my time is valuable and should be treated as such. It’s not a selfish statement, it is clarity.