Portland Dating Service | 10 Healthy Relationship Expectations
When it cones to relationships, there are many unreasonable expectations women have, like wanting someone who looks like Ryan Gosling and makes a million dollars a year. But there are other completely reasonable expectations to have, like not wanting a man to treat you poorly. As the #1 Portland dating service, we know the relationship expectations that are acceptable—the ones you shouldn’t feel bad demanding from your partner.
- Complete & Total Honesty
No matter what, you should expect complete honesty from your partner. Without honesty, you can’t have a relationship. You cannot have a relationship that is built on lies.
- The Ability to Trust Them
Along with complete and total honesty, you should also be able to trust your partner. You should feel at ease with him physically, mentally, and emotionally. You should never feel like you must doubt him and question him.
- Equal Partnership
Even if your partner makes six-figures a year, there should be equal balance in the relationship. You shouldn’t just expect it but also demand it. We are no longer living in the 50s, and it’s more than reasonable to expect to be treated equally.
- Emotional Support
Bad day at work? Rough week? Family issues? When you’re in a healthy and mature relationship, expecting your partner to be there for you is a reasonable expectation. You’re not just friends or lovers, you’re a team. Teamwork is essential for the longevity of a relationship. You need to support each other and be by each other’s side through everything that comes your way.
- Alone Time
It doesn’t matter if you’re head over heels for each other, it’s healthy to expect alone time every now and then. You both need alone time to gather your thoughts and pursue your own hobbies and interests. This isn’t just about the heart growing fonder when you’re apart but also about maintaining your own identity and functioning as your own person.
- A Trusting Partner
Just as you trust your partner, you should expect your partner to trust you. They shouldn’t feel the need to check up on you to see what you’re doing all hours of the day. You shouldn’t have to get permission to hang out with certain people or feel as though you can’t do certain things.
- A Healthy Sex Life
Although sex isn’t the most important thing in a healthy relationship, it definitely plays a major role. Sex provides not just physical pleasure but intimacy as well. You should expect a healthy sex life from your partner without any judgements.
- Loving & Affection
While sex definitely involves affection, a relationship solely revolving around sex won’t survive. You also need other acts of love, such as cuddling, kissing, and holding hands, all of which are very important to the relationship. These acts of affection release feel good hormones known as oxytocin, which will deepen the bond between you.
Well, of course, you must expect respect. Hey, you simply can’t have a relationship without it. In fact, you shouldn’t just expect it, you need to demand it. But you also need to give it.
- Quality Time Together
Just as you have the right to expect alone time from your partner, you have every right to expect quality time together. While there’s nothing wrong with going out to see a movie, you should expect more. Whether you need to set up a weekly date night or a specific time where you spend quality time together without distractions, do it. It doesn’t matter how busy your lives are, you need to set time aside for one another.
Sometimes it’s hard to know for sure what you can reasonably expect from your partner, but these ten things should be demanded. If your partner isn’t giving you these things, you need to find someone who does.
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