Expectations in a relatioship - Is it possible?

United States
March 30, 2007 1:49am CST
In a relationship is it ever possible that two partners never expect anything from each other ? My best friend and his wife off late keep fighting on each and every small issues and the excuse he gives is we expect a lot from each other and when the expectations are not met the frustration turns out to fights over silly issues. But is it possible that people do not have any expectations from each other and still live together ? Even if it is an acquaintance there is some kind of an expectation. The expectation is not materialistic but psychological, emotional or supportive. May be when partners understand each other well the expectations are naturally fulfilled and the bonding becomes stronger; I feel so.
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@rb200406 (1825)
• India
30 Mar 07
in every relation there is expectations.but one has to keep these expectations within a limit.As no body is perfect & no one can really know everything what the other wants one has to understand this basic thing to be able to live happily in a relationship.Also,try not to expect too much & not be too sad & frustrated when your expectations are not met.I know it is difficult but this is only the solution.
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• United States
30 Mar 07
You said it right. No one is perfect, probably we should look at the individual and respect him/her for how and what they are rather than expecting them to be how and what we want. Thansk for replying Cheers!!
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• Canada
30 Mar 07
All my Sweetheart and I want from eachother is love, respect, support and understanding. This is something we know we have to work on, and keep nurturing. not something that will just happen. We have no roles, whoever "does it best" does it. That is to say, I am better at some things than he is, and he is better at some things than I am, we just do what comes naturally to us, and we do it together for ourselves and for eachother.
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• United States
30 Mar 07
That is the formula of a successful life. In a relationship who wins or who looses is not all that important but respecting each other and understanding. You have really mastered the formula I guess. Thanks for responding Cheers!!
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• Philippines
30 Mar 07
Expectation are always there. Frustration as the reaction after failure of meeting the expectation is another thing. People should think twice in responding especially to your partner. Responding to a situation could really result to a another scenario mostly good. Little things should be be little and should not be a big issue--that's for kids.
• United States
30 Mar 07
Meeting expectations would be difficult but not being aware of it. Thanks for responding Cheers!!
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