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Relationship Advice

I Do Podcast interviews today’s most successful and inspiring relationship experts, therapists and couples. Hosted by Chase and Sarah Kosterlitz, I Do Podcast is all about inspiring young couples to create a fulfilling and happy relationship. Our bi-weekly podcast will give you great advice to improve your relationship and fun ways to keep the spark alive. Each episode we will interview amazing relationship experts who share their knowledge on building successful and lasting love. Our guests will provide daily tips to improve your relationship, advice for young couples, amazing books and resources and much more. Join us on our journey to create lasting love!

Oct 4, 2017

When expectations in your relationship don’t meet reality, disappointment is bound to happen. Whether you find yourself struggling with too high or too low expectations, finding the balance is key to being happier and more satisfied in your relationship. Listen to today’s show with Dr. Sarah Vannier to learn how to manage expectations and avoid disappointment in your relationship.

In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How creating false romantic expectations can hurt your relationship.
  • Finding a balance in your relationship expectations so they aren't too high or too low.
  • Examining your expectations to determine which are the most realistic.
  • Learn if you have a growth romantic belief system or a destiny romantic belief system and how this will affect your relationships.
  • How to keep intimacy for couples who are new parents.
  • And much more!

Dr. Sarah Vannier is a Postdoctoral Fellow working at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research tends to focus on the ways that we think about our sexual and romantic relationships and she recently published two papers looking at the link between violated romantic expectations (e.g., love at first sight, destiny) and relationship outcomes in young adults dating relationships. Right now Sarah is doing research looking at the ways to help new parents cope with the sexual and relationship challenges that come with early parenthood.

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Do you struggle with disappointment in your relationship from too high or too low expectations? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe

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