If you tend to be the reciprocator and not the initiator in a friendship or relationship, please know the tendency of the initiator will automatically assume the relationship to fall apart of they aren’t initiating. This is very logical and takes a good bit of trust to counteract.
If the catalyst doesn’t do their thing, the reciprocator has nothing to respond to. End of relationship.
I could talk about trust here, but I’m going to push on the reciprocator here.
Do more than reciprocate. Initiate. Every now and then take the lead, make an effort, be the first.