Life is about balance and that’s why relationship is a spiritual practise. The quality of the relationship you have with yourself will be a reflection of the quality of the relationships you have with others and vice versa. The fact I have not done a great job at managing my own life by putting others first can’t be translated into harmonious relationships with others. Likewise, people who have solely focused on themselves by keeping other people’s needs at bay can’t expect to have harmonious relationships with others. We can’t run away from the nature’s universal law of compensation. In other words, you get what you give. If you put others first and disregard your own needs most of the time, others won’t put yourself first and will disregard your needs. If you put yourself first and disregard other people’s needs most of the time, others won’t put yourself first and won’t regard your needs.