When you choose to ignore or break the Law of Balance, you pretty much commit a theft.
It is no different than stealing something from a local supermarket. From a legal standpoint, you become a criminal and should be punished.
The same thing happens with your relationships when you take them for granted and use them to gain some benefit without returning the favor. Sooner or later these unbalanced relationships fall apart and you receive punishment in the form of mental anguish and /or financial losses.
– Paragraph out of a “The Law of Balance” Discourse 7 of a Lifework Course