The success of a relationship is a function of the extent to which it meets the needs of the two people. ~ Dr Phil
If a relationship or friendship is a one way street, (one person gives and the other takes) it will eventually turns into a dead end.
Expectations are the root of all heartache. I do things because I care, not because I expect something in return. ~ Mike Thomas
Don’t stop doing for others just because they don’t do for you, after all, you like to help out but you have to scale it back and decide who is deserving if they show a lack of appreciation and who doesn’t like a little reciprocation now and then? You reach a point where you feel burnt out from people coming to expect of you all the time. You must take care of yourself as well or you are not prepared to assist others. ~ Deanna Fitzpatrick
When you do something for someone else you ultimately do it because of how it makes you feel when you do it that is your reward, not necessarily their appreciation or because you think they would do it for you. ~ Lesley Bridge