Our expectations of Others

Our expectations of Others

Posted by Susan V. Brewer in Balance, Coping Skills, Feelings, Relationships 11 Feb 2012

It always amazes me how we can become disappointed by others because of the expectations we have of them. I have found that when we expect others to behave or act in a way” that we would” that we are usually saddened by the fact that they do whatever they want regardless of how we may feel. I have learned to accept the fact that just because I have high expectations of myself that I can not expect others to have those same standards. So I need to adjust my thinking and what it is I know about that particular person, so that I can grasp the reality that “they do not think or act the way that I do”. I find that I am less frustrated when I am able to put it in perspective and separate the two issues and the persons involved. That is how I create balance in my life when it comes to my expectations of myself and others.

Susan V. Brewer

Susan V. Brewer is a Certified Life Coach and Psychotherapist in the Upper Bucks County Area.  She graduated in 1987 from Kutztown University with a BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She became a Certified Life & Career Coach in June of 2006 and a Certified Relationship Coach in December of 2016. She specializes in adoption, codependency, relationship issues, substance abuse, self-esteem and life transitions. Her belief is “that all persons are truly greater than they think they are.”

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