Here's a cool exercise in “How One of you can bring the two of your together”
Complete this sentence in as many ways as seem appropriate.
In our relationship, I (use either expect, want, or hope for, whichever seems more appropriate for your sentence)
Here are some examples
* In our relationship, I want John to be as affectionate and attentive and thoughtful as he was when we were courting
* In our relationship, I want us to agree much more on how to treat the children
* In our relationship, I want Sam to spend more time at home and take more interest in running the household and taking care of the kids