Why It’s Important To Have Expectations In Relationships

Do people keep telling you that you need to lower your expectations or you’ll never find happiness? Well, those people are wrong. Here’s why your high expectations are a good thing, and you should keep them – especially when it comes to your romantic relationships.

They’re realistic.

You know who you are and you know what you like/want. Other people might see these expectations as too high, but you know you’re just keeping it real. If you’re not, then it’s time to reevaluate. Besides, it’s not like you’re looking for perfection, but a 401k would be nice.

It’s okay to be single.

Actually, being single can be pretty awesome, especially when you compare it to being with someone who isn’t everything you dreamed they would be. You may have to wait a little longer to find Mr. Right, but you know he’ll be worth the wait.

You expect a lot from yourself, too. 

It’s not like this is one-sided here, you just know that you’re always going to give 100 percent, and you just want the same in return. You didn’t bust your ass to become as awesome as you are to share it with someone less deserving.

People only treat you the way you allow yourself to be treated. 

So if you want to be treated with respect, you better demand it.

You know what you’re looking for is out there. 

So what if you’re looking for Brad Pitt – it’s not like he doesn’t exist, or have a brother or something.You’re not trying to take someone else’s man, but you know he can’t be the only guy out there that is smart, successful, powerful, insanely good looking, philanthropic, and a great father.

Settling is sad. 

Do you really want to look back 20 years from now and realize you could have had a better life with someone else if you would have just held out a little longer? Didn’t think so. Make sure to remind all of your friends who advised you to just find someone already how awesome their advice was when you are blissfully happy and they are on their second divorce.

High expectations keep you motivated. 

You aren’t spending all that time waiting around, waiting around, because you know when he arrives his expectations will be high too, and you are damn sure going to meet them.

Because you deserve the best. 

And don’t let anyone try and convince you otherwise.

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