It is rare to find a relationship that is equally balanced at all times.
Since people have different needs when it comes to giving and receiving, communication is vital in gaining an understanding of those needs.
There are times when we give a lot and receive little or nothing in return, and there are times we receive more than what we are putting into the relationship.
As long as reciprocity outweighs sacrifice, the relationship maintains a balance.
Many conflicts in relationships have something to do with power and control.
We all desire to have some control over our lives and the direction it will go, but this often lingers over to us trying to control others.
Respect comes from mutual regard and appreciation for one another, not by forced obedience.