Relationships Fail As We Expect Too Much From Partners

It seems the key to keeping a relationship going is to lower your expectations. Psychology professor at Northwestern University, Dr. Eli Finkel, says people expect their partners to be everything to them. He explains in his new book, The All-or-Nothing Marriage, that we need to ask less of our partner and instead think of ways in which our friendships could give us more. Ultimately, he says we shouldn’t expect our partner to help us grow and become better versions of ourselves. He adds, “It turns out that people who have more diversified social portfolios, that is, a larger number of people that they go to for different sorts of emotions, those people tend to have overall higher-quality life.” (Daily Mail