Expectations: The Relationship Killer?

Expectations – Better known as The Planned Resentment according to Pastor Doug Walker. Have expectations taken a toll on your life? Expectations aren’t bad, but are they realistic?

Misty Gatlin Fitch

courtesy of Theschoolphilly.com

Expectations: The Relationship Killer?

 

Lately, I’ve been listening to people talk about expectations they have for their friends or significant other.  My social networking feeds are filled with hurt friends and scorned lovers.  Most of the time the authors of the posts don’t even realize they had expectations that weren’t being met ultimately causing the demise of the relationship.

Let me be honest here.  I am totally guilty of this. Why is that so difficult to admit?  And where do these expectations come from?

Of course, we can blame it on growing up with Cinderella and Prince Charming or even the story of Shrek and Princess Fiona, who were able to change one another for the better, but take a look at everything we take in as we read books or watch on TV. 

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