What should you expect from your partner when you’re married or in a long term, committed relationship?
You can expect your partner to listen to you and care for you, … but your partner cannot meet all your needs and WILL disappoint you (and that’s okay).
We want our partner to be our best friend, intimate lover, emotional support and safe haven in times of distress. With these expectations, it is impossible to NOT disappoint each other.
Disappointment doesn’t mean there is something wrong, with you or your relationship. Managing your disappointment is a choice you make, and is an opportunity for continued growth and connection. The lessons you learn can only be learned through relationship.