We all know that marriages in the US have a survival rate of 50%. The rate is even less for pre-marriage relationships. With these kinds of relationships, the top reasons for failure are the following:
(1) Misalignment of Expectations
Miscommunication is self-explanatory and can be easily remedied over time. Misalignment of expectations, however, can and will break a relationship from the very beginning. What is a misalignment of expectations? It’s expecting Italian sportscar performance when you are driving a lemon. You’re going nowhere fast. Either you accept the situation for what it is and be happy driving a lemon, or, you go out and get yourself a Lamborghini.
Back when I was still in the dating circuit, a friend of mine said, “Do not be afraid to stand up for what you need as a woman.” I took the advice to heart and never looked back. If a man isn’t able to provide you with what you need to be happy, do everyone a favor and move on. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.