Unmet expectations often lead to the full range of negative emotions: anger, fear, disappointment, jealousy, annoyance, bitterness, resentment, envy and insecurities. If you didnt have expectations, you would simply take things as they came and deal with them.
What is wrong with expectation?
The problem of expectation occurs when we expect something to happen without good reasons for that expectation. If I believe that my expectations alone will bring me what I want, I am using magical thinking and setting myself up for disappointment. This is less obvious is when our expectations involve other people.
How do I stop having expectations?
9 Things You Need to Stop Expecting From OthersDont expect people to agree every time you speak. Dont expect others to acknowledge you when you berate yourself. Dont expect others to respect you when you dont respect yourself. Dont expect others to tell you what to do when you have no idea what you want.More items