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Expecting too much from your spouse can weaken the bond and sabotage the health and happiness of your relationship

Expecting too much from your spouse can weaken the bond and sabotage the health and happiness of your relationship.

Having realistic, positive expectations for the relationship could help make it stronger. Relationship researchers from the Department of Psychology at Ohio State University found that people who expect a partner to fulfill all their needs may end up feeling disappointed when those needs are not met. The researchers noted that while positive expectations can nourish a relationship, high expectations lead to relationship dissatisfaction in the early years of marriage.
Their recipe for a healthy relationship? Expect the best of one another and keep expectations realistic.

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