All I can say is - this is so hard - letting expectations go!
I sometimes wish I could live without any but I don‘t think that’s a realistic expectation. I’m human and that is part of being human.
What I can do is manage, evaluate, reevaluate, and consider my expectations. The reason? So that I don’t punish others with unspoken and unrealistic expectations that they never agreed to, aren’t interested in, and that doesn't align with their ideals.
Disappointment is hard to come back from but living in a place of reevaluating on the fly can help us manage that.
This mantra is for me and hopefully will help me do just that- manage expectations, don't hold tight to those expectations, and be willing to let them go.