In most of the cases, trouble in a marriage arises from the certain expectations one has from the other partner. When these expectations not met by the partner then it may lead towards conflict or active/passive aggression which may further create distance in a couple. One should tell the other partner about their expectations otherwise the partner will never know about certain points which are running in his/her mind.

Realistic Expectations from a Husband:

  • Every husband’s desire to get respect from the wife for him and his family.
  • No matter how tough the husband acts but the other partner needs to appreciate him for their hard work.
  • Mostly males are not as assertive as females but they do want to be understood, cared and loved.
  • After a hectic working schedule, they do desire to have a quiet time after they reach home.
  • To be physically involved with a partner on regular basis.

Realistic Expectations from a Wife:

  • To provide an emotional support when they go through a rough patch in their life.
  • A wife wants the husband to listen, understand and care her.
  • Wife expects the husband to be assertive verbally and physically.
  • To have an honest and intimate relationship.
  • She wants appreciation from the husband.

Unrealistic Expectations in a Marriage:

  • Partner’s desire that the second half should give all the time to him/her.
  • Expects that the other partner to read your mind.
  • To put a condition to pick either mother’s side or her or vice versa.To expect that your partner does not notice other woman or man.
  • To set rules for a partner and desire him/her to behave in that particular way.
  • Assume to give up his/her friends.