Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between the following questions?

What do you expect of your partner.

What do you expect from your partner.

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For of, I think that this is the most relevant meaning:

typical or characteristic of

For from:

used to show the place where someone or something starts

What you expect of somebody relates to the way they are, and the way that they behave, without reference to your involvement in that behaviour.

What you expect from somebody relates to what you personally get from them, both in terms of material things and their behaviour.

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    and this (external) thread backs up your answer Jan 20, 2021 at 3:16

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