A worksheet designed to help premarital couples identify and share their expectations of one another for marriage.

Expectations- the ideas, dreams, and assumptions- you have in marriage can influence your thoughts and actions in ways that can mystify your spouse. You are invited to share these expectations of either yourself, your beloved, or others in each of the following areas. Complete the list on your own, then share your responses with each other. You may use this on your own, or in your counseling sessions to promote communication.

1. In our separate work lives, I expect….
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2. Regarding our leisure time together, I expect…..
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3. Concerning our joint finances, I expect….
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4. With my friends, I expect…..
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5. With your friends, I expect…
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6. With my family, I expect…
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7. With your family, I expect…
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8. As to our children, I expect…
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9. As to our individual spirituality and religious practice, I expect…
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10. As to our family traditions, I expect…
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11. Regarding our day to day relationship as husband and wife, I expect…
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12. Regarding our love life, I expect…
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13. Regarding my expectations, I expect…
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14. Regarding your expectations, I expect…
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