Sometimes you give someone something..
You believe in them.
You support them.
You are a listening ear.
You have given time, money, love, respect.
Are you looking to get these very things from the person you gave them to?
Sometimes you get it back, more oftentimes you don’t.
The person you have given to may not be in the place to give these things back to you.They may not be mature enough, financially stable, or emotionally grown enough to give it back to you.
This must be understood before resentment builds up.
One day though, they will be grown enough, stable enough, mature enough.
Until then, their thank you will have to be enough.
If none was given, give freely, for you also have received freely at one time or another.