Clear expectations are the foundation of trust, compassion and understanding. You hear a lot of talk about trust these days, and finding a person you can trust to be in a close relationship with you can be difficult. I probably don’t have to state that since this site is about improving marriage, I hope you have already found the person you feel you can trust. If not that is a whole other topic.
Sometimes this honesty is much less the cause of mistrust than ambiguous and unclear expectations.
If you and your partner are unclear about what the expectations of the relationship are (for both sides), you are left with only assumptions… and assumptions almost always lead to disappointments, which are perceived as violations of trust.
I guess I will need to research examples of clear expectations and post them later.