One Way vs Two Way Relationships

This week I was really touched by an entrepreneur that completely opened up to me.

I was touched because i felt like he trusted me completely and he shared with me information that will remain in my vault.

I also know that he has done right by me personally and professionally.

And for all of these reasons I’m forever in his corner. Ill do whatever it takes to make this work. We got a good two way relationship going.

But this week it also became clear to me that some of the relationships I’m in are simply one way. I give, they take.

I like giving. Especially when I’m helping. And when the other side appreciates it. That’s all I need.

But in this case I don’t think the other side appreciates it. And that ugly truth is now clear and painful. I’ve gotten enough back channel that the picture has been painted.

The only way I know how to deal with it in this case is to live and learn. I’m resolute to find better relationships in 2012.