It's not rocket science but the article is worth reading. Time management is not always a personal matter. You belong to a working environment where dynamics is constant within and without. - Jenny Takasawa, HR
A great relationship is about two things... Yes!! Should you find yourself 90% responsible for that relationship, any relationship... it's time to step back. Sometimes a little step, sometimes a big step, but definitely evaluate it's impact on your life!
Tone of voice IS important; don't assume that because I respond in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable means that I'm being disrespectful. Maybe it was ok to have two-way conversation where I came from... w/o always be told, in so many ways, to just shut up. You want respect? So do I... and if you don't respect me, I don't want you in my life, period. Life is too fucking short for that crap (and it is crap, she says respectfully...)