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Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.

Brian Tracy, self-help author

Whether we are aware of it or not, we all carry certain expectations about relationships. For example, some of us expect to be loved and accepted, while others expect to be let down or criticised. Whatever we have grown to expect, deep down we all want to go through life knowing that we will be supported, encouraged and – most importantly – loved and accepted. And although we are entirely responsible for our own happiness and well-being, it’s natural to expect our relationships with others to make a major contribution to our happiness. ...

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