Expectations are a funny thing and they crop up everywhere. I've written about expectations before but it is a topic that is worth revisiting. Perhaps for my own catharsis and because someone else might need the reminder too.
We have expectations for most things in our lives. I like to claim I have no expectations, as a cursory defense mechanism against disappointment, but I think for most of us it's relatively impossible not to walk through life without some expectation for how we want events to turn out. I think some expectations are helpful and healthy to some extent. "I expect to be physically safe", or "I expect my partner to love me" are reasonable expectations for human contact. However, I think most expectations are shoulds in sheep's clothing. And we all know what shoulds can do to us.Read More