Roles and Expectations in marriage worksheet 

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What is the theory behind these roles and expectations in the marriage worksheet?

The theory of roles and expectations in marriage is derived from the sociological concept of gender roles and expectations. These roles and expectations in a marriage are developed from the norms of our society, culture, individual beliefs, and value systems. These roles and expectations in marriages vary and vary from society to society and culture to culture. Examples of some stereotypical roles assigned to the specific gender are that men are considered to be the only breadwinners of their families and women are assumed to be responsible for the household chores and the upbringing and care of the family. These roles may have become obsolete in this time and age, and therefore, need to be evaluated to each couples’ need.

How will the worksheet help?

This marriage worksheet is beneficial in exploring the roles and expectations of both partners from each other. This worksheet helps the couple to explore the differences between them, identify the assumed expectations, and clarify the misunderstandings between them. This worksheet not only plays a pivotal role in the conflict resolution between the partners but also helps them identify the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship too. With the help of this worksheet, the couple becomes capable enough of negotiating and developing problem-solving strategies. These strategies and skills not only resolve interpersonal conflicts but also helps the couple deal with the challenges of marriage successfully.  

How to use the worksheet?

The purpose of developing this worksheet is to help you and your partner discuss the roles, expectations and responsibilities with each other. You both are advised to kindly fill out the forms individually first and then discuss and compare your answers with each other later. Try to actively listen to the responses made by your partner and make sure to be honest and non-judgmental with your answers. 

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Marcus, & Ashley. (2020, February 19). Expectations in marriage: How to identify, communicate, and compromise with your spouse (Worksheet included). Our Peaceful Family.