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Expectations are the secret standards we set for self and others. And I say secret not so much because they're private, but because they tend to be buried deep within our subconscious where we can’t get at them. But we should get at them. If left unearthed, these buried barometres breed resentment, which (to borrow my colleague's analogy) is like a venom that infects the entire marriage. The anti-venom is awareness.
Here are four of the main areas in which unconscious expectations tend to fester.
Are you disappointed in your relationship? Maybe your expectations are too high. Here’s how to manage them.
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