Don't be manipulated!
I am always trying to understand human behavior patterns. Recently, I have noticed those family, friends, and colleagues, who do not call or communicate with me for weeks, months, and sometimes years, then suddenly, they will call and attempt to make me feel guilty for not calling them. The thing is, I am okay with not calling them because the last thing I want to do is to waste precious time of my life listening to someone gripe about how hurt they are for me not reaching out to them. Phones work both ways. They will do it several times, so they develop a reputation for being emotionally manipulative. That behavior does not endear people to others. Here is my take on this.