• Jason Ranieri

Unrealistic Expectations

Have you ever noticed that when you have expectations that are too high, you get disappointed, and suddenly, you’re angry? It’s difficult because you may be tempted to express your anger and you may hurt someone unintentionally. What can make it even worse is that you aren’t able to express that you are really disappointed and your feelings aren’t acknowledged.


Then suddenly someone says the exact wrong thing and then you end up really laying into them. Now there is no way that you can get them to understand how you are feeling and you have hurt them even more.


I have some suggestions for you. It’s important that you think about how high you have set your expectations. Consider whether or not your expectations are realistic. This can help because when we have unrealistic expectations, we set ourselves up for disappointment, frustration, and even anger.


You also need to think about whether your perception of a situation is skewed and that perhaps the source of all of your disappointment, frustration, and anger is you. Often it’s our own perception of a situation that can get distorted.


If you would like to delve deeper into this just comment below or send me a message.

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Jason D. Ranieri, LMFT

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San Leandro, CA 94577

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