Every one of us came into marriage with certain expectations. And every one of us has dealt with the disappointment of unmet expectations in marriage. It is one of those things in marriage that will happen. When it does it can make you or break you.
[box_light]What happens when marriage expectations go unmet?[/box_light]
As I mentioned above, all marriages will be met with some level of unmet expectations. It is what happens after this which determines how it affects your marriage. Your natural reaction may begin at disappointment. The disappointment may turn to hurt. After the hurt comes anger. Once you get angry you turn that anger toward your spouse in the form of punishment. In other words you make your spouse pay for not meeting your expectations. Unfortunately these stages happen without us being aware. It is very hard to change something which you are unaware of. Well, now you know. So, what should you do about it?
There is a better way to deal with unmet expectations
You can be sure if the above pattern is followed in your marriage, it will be a rocky marriage at best. However, once you make yourself aware, you can be intentional about changing that pattern. You can better deal with the unmet expectations and grow your marriage, even through them. I encourage you to put into practice the following four ways to deal with unmet expectations, and watch your marriage change for the better.
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