We selectively allow others to get away with what they want while forgetting our own needs. We recently gave up about seven important areas that are so close to our needs just to accomodate somebody else's agenda. Did all these adjustments bear fruit? Surpisingly no.
We need to be constantly alert to the fact that there may be people in our lives, not all of them, with whom we let down our gaurds and allow them to call the shots.
Will they do the same for us, even though what we may ask for is some minor adjustment on their part? The answer in most cases will be NO.