They say It’s the silent relationship killer!
Ask yourself, What are some of the biggest issues that married couples face?
Financial troubles, intimacy issues, emotional misunderstandings? well, … all of these might seem like one-way fast tracks to relationship ‘homicide’, but they’re really just symptomatic of a wider issue, argue some relationships experts.
The one thing that causes more divorces than anything else? are ‘Unmet expectations‘.
I have seen the pain and frustration that plays out from having unmet expectations, not just in marriage, but in all relationships. It’s a deadly venom that flows to the heart and wreaks havoc in relationships.
It’s no secret that having high expectations can be problematic when it comes to romance.
From the usual “why do you snore like that when you sleep?” – to the bitter “why do you always dress like that?”, indeed there’s no denying that it can be tough to accept that the man or woman of your dreams isn’t so dreamy after all.
Unmet expectations are a huge relationship killer.
People tend to enter marriages or long term relationships expecting the other person will change their ways.
They think that over time they’ll be able to mold them into someone else or to that someone that they dream about. This only leads to disappointment and anger in the end.
It is crucial to accept your partner for who they are and strive to work as a team to overcome the inevitable struggles that all married couples face from sorting bills to striving through the daily demands of Life.
The best way to handle unmet expectations is simply to work as a team.
Set goals together and work towards them. Not only is that more fun, but you are much more likely to achieve them when someone is cheering you on.