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How do you manage expectations to sustain relationships

Asked by akshyapatra (1points) March 22nd, 2008


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Cardinal's avatar

Don’t have very high ones.

gooch's avatar

Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed. Everything you get is “laganappe” – something extra for free.

hollywoodduck's avatar

Be upfront about what your are expecting but also don’t be so steadfast and stubborn about things that you can’t compromise on anything.

nikipedia's avatar

I don’t really understand this question.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

nothing is perfect in a relationship but open communication and compromising is what is needed to keep a relationship from going under

Poser's avatar

Make sure your expectations are realistic. For example:

Expecting that your boyfriend/husband will never cheat on you—realistic.

Expecting that your boyfriend/husband will never notice when there’s an attractive woman in the vicinity—unrealistic.

skfinkel's avatar

Work on the expectations you have for yourself, and let your partner off the hook.

Knowing the kind of person you are with in the beginning of the relationship helps a lot with unrealistic expectations. Unless there is a massive change in personality, you should pretty much get what you thought you were getting in the beginning.

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