In every one of your relationships there is an imaginary emotional bank account, and it’s in a constant state of flux.
Whenever you spend quality time together, serve the relationship, listen to one another, and reach out, you are making deposits into the emotional bank account.
Whenever you fail to do what you said you’d do, forget to return a phone call, or deceive them, you are taking withdrawals out of the emotional bank account.
Think about your most important relationships: Are you making more deposits or are you making more withdrawals with them?
Neglecting to build on relationships can lead to emotional bankruptcy. You can lose relationships with people when you don’t tend to them or mistreat them. On the other hand, by nurturing your relationships and making frequent deposits, you will be rich in the love and joy you experience in your most important asset class – relationships.