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The Problem with Expectations in Marriage

One of my favorite sayings (I think it comes from Alcoholics Anonymous) is this: "An expectation is a premeditated resentment." December is a big month for mistaken expectations, especially for a new couple or for one whose circumstances have changed this year.

Do you want to spend this month angry about the help you expected, the gifts you expected, the attendance at family or social gatherings you expected, or the religious observances you expected? Or would you rather spend it enjoying the delights of a husband or wife you chose for the qualities he or she adds to your life?

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