While being quick to trust others and think they’re going to give you what you want or need is something you do a lot, that doesn’t mean you should be doing it. This world is full of bad people and the closer we allow them the more hurt we will end up.

I know, you cannot close yourself off from others but the less you expect of the people around you the more power you put in your own hands. You can’t force someone to change, and you can’t make them be the person you want them to be no matter how hard you try or how bad you want things to be different. When someone doesn’t show you the respect you deserve, you should do something about it.

Below I am going to go over some of the things we all as human beings should not be expecting from others. If you go around expecting other people to just do these things and offer you these things, you leave yourself quite vulnerable. That meaning, you leave yourself open to being used and no one wants to be used.

9 Things You Should Never Expect From Others:

1. Don’t expect them to see things your way.

Not everyone sees things the ways that you do. While you can take things from other people’s perspectives not all of us can do that. There will be people who just can’t fathom what you’re trying to get them to understand and that’s just how it is. In moments like this, you just have to know when to walk away.

2. Don’t expect them to care for you like you care for them.

Sure, you might care for someone but that doesn’t mean they’re going to care for you. You can’t expect the feelings you have to always be reciprocated. Just because you have feelings for someone doesn’t mean they have feelings for you. I know, it sucks but this is just how life is.

3. Don’t expect them to always do what is right.

We all do things that we think we should be doing whether they’re right or wrong. We are all on our own paths in this world, and you just have to hold the people around you accountable when they mess up. We all make mistakes sometimes.

4. Don’t expect them to stay as they are right now forever.

We all go through changes as time passes. No one on this planet is perfect and we all grow as the days continue to move forth. The person you are now is not who you will be five years from now this goes for everyone on this planet.

5. Don’t expect them to always know what’s going on with you without proper communication.

The people around you might be close to you but they’re not able to read your mind. If something is bugging you talk it out. Don’t assume they’ll catch on eventually, sometimes it’s not that simple.

6. Don’t expect them to respect you the way you respect them.

While you might respect someone that doesn’t mean they’re going to respect you. You shouldn’t put up with being disrespected, but you can’t force someone to respect you. That in itself just doesn’t work in this world.

7. Don’t expect them to trust you with everything.

Trust for many of us is something that has to be earned and even then there will be things that we cannot share. If someone refuses to talk to you about something, don’t take it personally. We’re all going through our own things.

8. Don’t expect them to go out of their way to make you happy.

Other people are not here to make you happy, you have to find happiness within if you want to truly be content in this world. Finding love or surrounding yourself with friends isn’t going to be enough to make you feel on top of the world, you need to be secure in who you are above all else.

9. Don’t expect them to always be strong.

We all have our weak moments, we’re only human after all. We face lots of ups and downs, sometimes we fall apart and that’s okay. There is nothing wrong with showing your vulnerable side here and there.

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