Why is it so hard for women to be selfish?

Energy is finite, I reasoned, and it takes a lot to do your best work.

Photo: Steven Klein

Photo: Steven Klein

I have always believed in adopting a giving attitude toward relationships. Never keep score. Expect the ebb and flow of changing life circumstances. But, especially during life’s most taxing periods, you must get a return on your investment in order to stay sane. As the saying goes, “Givers must set limits, because takers rarely do.”

By Jenna Birch. Read the full article on Vogue.