Originally Posted by Beingist
Oh, right, relationships serve the person.
Silly me. And here, all this time, I've been more focused on serving my relationships.
That's part of it too, but win-win is a better choice. If you focus too heavily on serving others, you risk martyring yourself, which isn't sustainable. I've certainly had that problem from time to time.
As I mentioned in a blog post a while back, if you can't achieve win-win, it's usually better to disconnect and look for new win-win connections.