Relationships are complicated. Relationships among friends, lovers, family members and even strangers. I read a book, The Seven Habits of Effective Teenagers, which stated that we create a Relationship back account with everyone we interact with. Now when we do something good we deposit into the relationship and when we do something bad we withdraw. Imagine if we could all look at relationships like that.
Now, personally, I try to be very communicative, very honest and very open around the people to whom I am attached. I believe it came as a result of the poor relations I kept with those around me some years back. Life has taught me to value the people around me and to learn how to build relationships. So when people I care about aren’t as communicative, open and honest it tends to hurt my feelings and I withdraw from my relationship bank account.
I feel the need to just say, trust those you love and learn to deposit more than withdraw from your relationship bank account. A healthy relationship bank account keeps everyone happy.