The notion of building relationships relies on one person making a concerted effort to initiate or reach out to another person. This inherently is not an easy task yet essential in relating to other people. Certainly we can sit back and expect others to come to us and that is fine. Yet, if this same strategy is used within an existing relationship then the balance could be off. If one person expects to only give and the other person expects to only receive then the perfect relation was created.
Yet, we live in a world where there are no absolutes in healthy relationships. As discussed in earlier posts, the ebb and flow and give and take between two people will always be present. The value of the relationship will determine whether reaching out is needed if the communication becomes cold or ambivalent. Only you and I can determine whether we are being reached out to or are we reaching out. Are we giving or are we receiving. Simple but necessary reflection in building a healthy relationship.