Relationship expectations worksheet (PDF)
What is the theory behind the worksheet?
This worksheet is based on the Expectation Confirmation Theory, which states that individuals would confirm or deny their expectations regarding a person after they feel connected to perceive the level of satisfaction that relationship brings (Rosenthal, 1993).
How will the worksheet help?
The present worksheet finds its purpose in helping clients acknowledge realistic and unrealistic expectations concerning relationships. The worksheet is intended for the use of practitioners
How to use the worksheet?
Have you ever contemplated what you really want from your partner? Do you have the same perspective on the future? Is your relationship based on friendship, affection, mutual respect, healthy values, and goals? Romantic relationships have multiple facets, and most of the time, the partnership ends because the individuals implicated in it have unrealistic expectations.
The following worksheet aims to clarify your expectations and identify goals and strengths in your relationship. Complete the exercises with short sentences.
You can download this worksheet here.
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Rosenthal, R. (1993). Interpersonal expectations Theory, research, and applications. New York: Cambridge University Press.