How do your communication and conflict resolution patterns contribute to expectations in your relationship?

There are certain expectations you have of yourself, and others that you put on your partner, and while that is not a bad thing, it can become detrimental to your relationship if your expectations are not realistic or even worse, uncommunicated. Additionally, if you expect something from your partner that is completely outside of their … Continue reading How do your communication and conflict resolution patterns contribute to expectations in your relationship?

Identify your expectation filter and begin to understand its impact on your relationship

Expectations can negatively impact your relationship if they are unrealistic or uncommunicated to your partner. The next time you or your partner feel disappointed because of an unmet expectation, talk about it. Try to identify why the expectation was not met. Was it too high to achieve? Was it not communicated? Did the expectation change … Continue reading Identify your expectation filter and begin to understand its impact on your relationship

Acknowledging expectations is the first step to managing them effectively in your relationship

Expectations can negatively impact your relationship if they are unrealistic or uncommunicated to your partner. If you expect something from your partner that is completely outside of their capabilities, how can your partner come close to meeting them? Additionally, communicating expectations effectively and managing conflict contributing to expectations is fundamental to ensuring your relationship endures. … Continue reading Acknowledging expectations is the first step to managing them effectively in your relationship

Unfulfilled expectations often become the source of conflict because preconceived notion distorts the actual experience

There are certain expectations you have of yourself, and others that you put on your partner and while that is not a bad thing, it can become detrimental to your relationship if your expectations are not realistic or even worse, uncommunicated. Unfulfilled expectations often become the source of conflict because preconceived notion distorts the actual … Continue reading Unfulfilled expectations often become the source of conflict because preconceived notion distorts the actual experience