Grieving Unmet Expectations


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By Jennifer Chaiken, LMFT and Emmalee Bierly, LMFT, Jennifer Chaiken, LMFT, and Emmalee Bierly. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This week on ShrinkChicks, Emmalee and Jen cover one of your most requested topics: expectations. They discuss expectations in our romantic relationships, friendships, and with our family members as well as grieving unmet expectations and change and how to categorize this type of grief. They talk about how magical thinking and toxic positivity can play a role in our expectations, realistic vs. unrealistic expectations, and how we develop our own, internal expectations. Emmalee and Jen answer your questions like: how to tell if my expectations are too high, how to grieve former versions of myself, and how to grieve the expectation that my partner would be excited to have kids when they are not. Tune in to gain insight, awareness, and action!

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