Is my partner affectionate to the degree that I expect?- It seems this is one of the important questions that couples need to ask before getting married. Fair enough. Every human being’s basic need is to be loved and to expect affection from your partner is normal. But the degree is the main question here. I mean the degree varies from situation to situation. On normal days a person mite not expect anything other than the usual conversation. But on days wen he/she is low, he/she does expect something more than the usual. Its fine if the other person understands this and loads him/her with more than the usual share of love. When you are feeling low, even the tiny comments put you down, small fights seem to indicate the end of the relationship. To judge your partner’s mood and emotional needs is one of the most important tests you face in a relationship. I guess communication is the key yet again!