Couples develop their own norms and fulfill mutual expectations. But first, they need to be expressed and discussed. Mutually agreed-upon expectations are essential to a healthy relationship. Explaining away continual disappointment will not get you what you want. People do disappoint those who they care about, even in healthy relationships. But it does not happen often.
— STRUGGLE FOR INTIMACY By Janet Geringer Woititz
“You Can’t Front On That / So What’cha Want” — The Beastie Boys