Managing Relationship Expectations
Do you ever wonder why your relationships are never quite what you imagined they would be? Have you ever dated a guy who seemed great at first, but turned out to be less than perfect? Or maybe you had an amazing connection with a beautiful woman and then found out the two of you really didn’t have anything in common. The reality behind many of these situations has nothing to do with the person you are dating -- and everything to do with your relationship expectations.
“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31. It’s a phrase we hear often, but don’t always follow. When it comes to relationship expectations, how can you assume your partner will uphold every expectation you set for them if you don’t follow their expectations as well? If you expect your partner to treat you with love, kindness and care at all times, then you must do the same for them. Teach your partner how to treat you by showing them the respect and attention that you would want as well.
Manage Your Expectations and Live Better
Managing your relationship expectations will free you from getting caught up in heartbreak, frustration and distress. When a date doesn’t go quite as expected, think about what you were expecting to happen. Did you expect the guy to call the next day? Did you assume the new woman you are seeing would take the day off from work to be with you? Relationships won’t always go as we plan, but if we can learn to deal with our expectations, we can learn how to get the most out of each relationship around us!