“You’re Breaking My Heart: Don’t Get My Hopes Up If You Can’t Give Me What I Need!”

The Pain of Unmet Expectations

It’s one of the worst feelings in the world: when your hopes are raised up, only to be dashed down again. It’s a feeling that can leave you feeling empty and drained, and it can take a long time to recover from. When someone gets your hopes up and then fails to deliver on their promises, it can be heartbreaking.

No one likes to be disappointed or let down by someone they care about. But when it happens, it can be hard to stay positive and optimistic. You might find yourself questioning why you ever believed in them in the first place, or why you got your hopes up at all. It’s easy to feel like a fool for believing in someone who wasn’t able to come through for you.

Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

When you make promises or give someone hope, it’s important to make sure that you are able to follow through on those promises. If you know that something isn’t going to happen, don’t promise it just because you want the other person to feel better. Doing this will only end up hurting them more in the end when they realize that what you said wasn’t true.

It’s also important not to lead someone on if there is no chance of anything happening between the two of you. Don’t give them false hope just because it makes them feel good at the moment – if things are never going to progress beyond a certain point, don’t pretend otherwise just so that they won’t feel bad. Be honest with them about what is possible and what isn’t so that they won’t be left feeling even worse later on down the line.

Take Care of Yourself First

Sometimes we get our hopes up for something because we want it so badly – but if we aren’t taking care of ourselves first, then we might have unrealistic expectations or put too much faith in something that is never going to work out anyway. Before getting your hopes up about something, take some time to think things through logically and consider all of the potential outcomes – both good and bad – before investing too much emotion into it.

If your expectations are too high or unrealistic, then it will only lead to disappointment down the line – so make sure that whatever goals you set for yourself are achievable and within reach rather than putting yourself through unnecessary emotional turmoil over something that was never going to happen anyway.


      Getting our hopes up can be painful when things don’t work out as expected – but there are ways we can protect ourselves from getting hurt unnecessarily by making sure our expectations are realistic and not putting too much stock in what other people say or do if they’re unable or unwilling to follow through with their promises or commitments. So before investing too much emotion into something – take a step back and think things through logically first!