In my [Orbuch’s] book, “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great” (Random House, 2009), I discuss one important trait that happy couples in my long-term study share: they have learned how to
have realistic expectations of their relationships and partner.
To take your relationship from good to great, it’s essential to transform unrealistic expectations — the ones that rarely get met and then cause you frustration, anger, sadness, hurt, and other negative emotions — into more realistic versions that will be
met. One of the best ways to do that is to stop relying on myths and look at facts instead.
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