Updated: Nov 17, 2022
Do you expect more than what you receive?
Who do you blame when life doesn't seem to be providing what you think it ought to on an emotional level?
Do you feel that the people around you are "coming up short" on your expectations of them?
My clients often share with me their disappointment within their relationships. Their expectations of those around them as well as of themselves frequently fall short of what they have determined is necessary for their emotional needs to be met.
They've drawn out a plan for themselves that isn't being carried out. You will feel some level of emotional distress, such as sadness, rage, or frustration, when this happens to you. There will occasionally be a trigger that sends you on an emotional roller coaster. You might discover that you start to get irritated with those close to you, especially, and "take it out on them." Why? Well, to begin with, it's a lot simpler to place responsibility elsewhere than on oneself!
However, if a rule is very strict, there is a good likelihood that it won't be met. As I mentioned before, the outcome is dissatisfaction, unhappiness, resentment, or hurt.
A large portion of my work with clients involves helping them to understand their rules in-depth and learning how to change them so they can have less critical expectation and more appreciation of others and themselves.
Please get in touch with me if you're interested in learning more or book your consultation here.