4 years ago5,000+ Views

Expectation (n.) - a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future.

We take them with us everywhere we go and we never quite realize how unrealistic they really are. You guessed it, I'm talking expectations -- and a lot of them. We go into relationships and before even giving the person a chance, we are holding them on a pedestal by the neck waiting for them to abide by our unrealistic expectations.
As human beings, it's natural to want, but sometimes we want for too much. When you have to question if your expectations for someone or something are too fetch -- more than likely, they are.
Getting rid of these expectations we have can be hard, but it's so worth it. Because of expectations barriers are created that make it almost impossible to truly trust, love and grow with the person you're pursuing a future with.
Sometimes you have to let go of what you're used to, in order to embrace something new and fresh. If you're past three relationships didn't last because of these high expectations you had for your partner, don't you think that's a sign?
Remove your expectations and let love take it's course. It's not up to you because at the end of the day no matter what guidelines or rules you abide by -- what's meant to be will always be.

What are your views on having expectations in a relationship?

you and me both! especially the mind reader part. I am working on that though. I'm learning to voice my opinion more and be an initiator. It's nice for a woman to speak up and take the lead sometimes, give the man a break every now and then. I feel like to a certain degree we all have expectations, we just have to know when to have them and when not to have them @Tabbi
I am guilty of this to a certain degree.... mainly expecting a man to be a mind reader..... totally guilty of expecting a man to be "traditional"......... but I've learned that there's things I will accept especially if they was in place before me but I've also learned that there's things that I won't allow ....... but I am guilty of this from previous situations......