In partnerships, are expectations healthy? While some exchange vows with mutually understood expectations, it is preferable to act innocently when plans alter.
"Expectations are normal, but change will always occur. Unexpected occurrences can impact even the simplest things, like a partner's arrival time."
Because change is constant, it's important to hold onto love, respect, and kindness while you navigate relationship ups and downs. Flexibility is essential.
We can set plans, but they must allow for some wiggle space and flexibility.
"We learned to let go of expectations through COVID. Our partners can be impatient, like empty shelves in a store. We cannot demand what they do not possess."
"Our choice determines how we will react to our partner's actions. Comparing reality to the ideal causes pain. I tried some other soaps and preferred them to Method."
Partnerships require mutual respect and norms. A healthy partnership requires respect.
I've always loved order and organisation. My travel bag is completely filled, my pantry is labelled, and I keep thorough records.
"Carefulness streamlines the unnecessary to improve flexibility and give you more time to spend with your loved ones. Perfectionism doesn't work in relationships."
By communicating expectations with partners, we can prevent disappointment and create something better than what we originally intended.
Although circumstances are beyond your control, you may change your perspective and be open to new opportunities.