We all have expectations within the relationships that we have.
Whether the relationships are personal, professional or community there is always expectation.
Being able to explore, identify, share and negotiate expectations can reduce conflict and in some cases avoid it entirely.
Before you go into a serious relationship where there is commitment whether it be business or personal it is important to state clearly each persons expectations, discuss them and be sure that they align or can be negotiated.
Whenever there is conflict within any relationship it is important to outline your expectation as a form of resolution. This can take time and requires thought when emotions are not heightened and heads are clear.
Remember what you know, what you feel and what you do should all align.