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6 Unrealistic Expectations You Must Avoid In Relationships

A big part of having a successful relationship is maintaining reasonable expectations. However, when couples start having unrealistic expectations, their needs will frequently go unmet which often lead to increased levels of unhappiness and dissatisfaction.

When our spouses fail to live up to our expectations, the result is almost always feelings of frustration, anger, and even resentment. 

To create a happier, healthier, and more intimate relationship in your life, you must avoid these 6 unrealistic expectations in relationships.

You expect your partner to look like Brad Pitt, or Liam Hemsworth, or whoever gets you going—always.

Hopefully you know this, but looks fade (sorry!). If your interest in your person is based solely off their appearance alone, you're in for some real disappointment. It's one thing to expect your partner to take care of themselves; it's another thing to criticize them—either out loud or in your head—for gaining a few extra pounds or losing some hair.

Real love should be like wrinkles: growing deeper with time.

They will never notice anyone else

Just because they are in a relationship with you, doesn’t mean that they will not look at other people. We are only human, and we will be noticing other people along the way. That doesn’t mean that your partner is being unfaithful to you. It just simply means that they enjoy looking at different people too.

They will always support everything you do

We all have different values that we hold on to in our lives. There will be times when your partner does not support your actions and decisions. You might get upset over it, but this will happen in every relationship.

If you expect them to support your actions, even if what you do are against their values, you will only push them away, because they will slowly feel like they will always have to go against their own values when they are with you.

There will never be a fight

It is important to know fights and light banter or arguments are part of a healthy relationship.

Fights and few arguments are an important aspect of a relationship to keep it going and spark things up. It makes you want each other more and brings you closer.

This relationship will solve all my problems.

Far too many people think that a relationship will solve whatever problems they are facing in life, particularly if they are depressed and lonely.

The problem is that it creates an overbearing relationship where a person ends up trying to shoulder part of their partner’s emotional baggage, which can breed resentment and anger.

A relationship will not clear up or fix emotional baggage. It only adds to it.

I will not have to make sacrifices if the relationship is right.

Sacrifice and compromise are imperative in a healthy relationship. You’re not always going to get to do what you want to do, when you want to do it, how you want to do it.

It’s unreasonable to expect anyone else to bend to every wish and whim of their partner. Yet, people often expect to be catered for in a way that is unreasonable to both members of the relationship.

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