Life: Failure to Meet Expectations

You can pretty much count on life handing you a big bag full of disappointment at one time or another, and it usually comes in 2 main varieties: disappointment in ourselves; disappointment in others.  The question is what to do with this uncomfortable feeling. Life’s failure to meet expectations is something that comes up a lot in therapy. And disappointment is almost like a skill we have to learn. It’s part of life. How do you rise from the ashes? Roll with the punches? Pick your Unknown-1
metaphor here.  In therapy we try and figure it out together.  For starters, we look at:

  1. Reasonableness of expectations of self and others
  2. Is perfectionism or Type A-ness getting in the way?
  3. Willingness to learn from the experience
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