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Expectations about Relationships

  • By: Rodney M. Cate
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Humans have many expectations for their interpersonal relationships. Relational expectations are assumptions or beliefs about how the self and partner typically think, feel, and behave in relationships, as well as how relationships typically function. These expectations concern ...

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