A Path to Freedom - Managing Expectations
Oftentimes in relationships with others, we have the expectation that the other person is coming from the same or similar place of experience, wisdom, and inner knowing as we are. At least I do! And guess what? I have created unnecessary suffering for myself thinking that.
I've found that others can only be as present, available, honest, kind, etc as they are with me as they are with themselves. Chances are, that may be the case with you too.
The other person's availability isn't a reflection of your worth or your value. It's an indicator of where they are on their own journey. Free up unnecessary pain and suffering by not expecting someone else to show up the way you do. An extra dose of compassion helps too!