Sometimes our expectations become the obstacle in our most cherished relationships. Give yourself a reality check by asking these two questions:

Are you expecting too much from your relationships (i.e., are you giving the same as you are expecting to receive)?

Are others expecting too much from you?

Be honest. The only thing at stake is your relationship. Here are more personal relationship tips to consider:

Don’t assume your partner has the same needs as you do.

Take time to discuss with all your relationships your boundaries on what can and cannot be shared on social media.

With everyone having hectic schedules, be receptive and flexible when using technology to keep in touch.

Act quickly to repair damage in an important relationship – the longer you wait, the wound becomes deeper.

Accept that you can’t be all things to everyone – lower expectations will help keep your relationships healthy.

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