I think people get the wrong idea about love because of the way movies (especially The Notebook) portray how love is. The definition of love is big, it's huge. Not everyone can appear at your doorstep at 3 AM just because you're feeling sad, not everyone can wait for you for 10 years. People tend to have high expectations when it comes to their loved ones. Why? Because that's what people fcken do these days. Instead of appreciating what's in front of them, they tend to drift away and expect their partner to make them happy ALL the time. I get it, we can't help but to expect so many things from others but what about what your partner expects from you? Can you fulfill their expectations, too? I bet not.
Having expectations towards someone is inevitable but try lowering your expectations and you might finally see how colorful love is, you might even find your life even better. He might not wait for you for ten years, he might not drive 10 hours just to see you for an hour but he's the one who'll wipe your tears when you're sad. He'll be the one who calls you up at two am just because you miss him. It's the little things in life that counts.