If you and your spouse entered into your marriage with different expectations for what that meant, it can lead to some serious issue. In many cases, it can even lead to a divorce.
For example, one woman said that her husband had a very old-fashioned idea of what her “wifely duties” looked like. She didn’t know this when they got married, but he made it clear to her shortly after they tied the knot.
The woman, though, had no interest in taking on what she thought of as a cliche and outdated idea of what a wife should be. For some people, that means women should end their careers, for example, staying home to raise children and cook and clean. She did not specify exactly what he wanted her to do, but she made it clear that it wasn’t what she envisioned for her future.
These differing expectations can cause problems on both ends. The woman was obviously frustrated and annoyed at his ideas for her, and she refused to change. It’s easy to imagine that the husband was also frustrated, though, as he clearly just assumed she would act a certain way after marriage. The real issue was that they never talked about it and so they got married with very different ideas of what the experience held for them.
This is just one example of how people can have strikingly different expectations for a marriage, but it happens in many ways. If it has happened to you and you are now looking into divorce, you need to know exactly what steps to take.