(Closed) How do you handle disappointment?

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Post # 3
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I buy shoes. Sucks about the speaker! 

Post # 4
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I do not handle disappointment well at all. I have cried many times when plans change at the spur of the moment. I was angry when I was on a trip and wanted to badly to go to IHOP and when we got there, there was like a 45 minute wait so we went somewhere else. I seriously through a tantrum and wouldn’t talk for like half the day. Yep. I did that.

Post # 5
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I honestly just have a “me day”. I dress comfy, go and get an expensive coffee drink (starbucks) and I go to Sephora and buy something for my skin, like a face mask and watch guilty pleasure television. 🙂 

That REALLY sucks that they won’t even me there…. I would be very dissapointed to. 

Post # 6
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It all depends on what i’m dissapointed about by I can be a total brat sometimes. Last year I went to get a new phone at ATT and they didn’t have the one I wanted. I just walked out so pissed off and my husband had to explain that we would go somewhere else. I wouldn’t even talk to my husband in the car. I’m getting better but I still tend to get pissy if things don’t go the way that I want.

We have been ttc for more than a year now and that is a bit different. I’m totally dissapointed that i’m not pregnant yet but I know that i’m doing everything that I can and it’s not in my control at this point. I want to cry but I know that won’t fix it. So I just take my mind off of it when I start getting upset.

Post # 7
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m a crier too. I try not to but I can’t help it, especially when it comes to something I was really looking forward to. Sucks when it’s in public!

Post # 11
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

For me there are many subtle levels of suck….and unless something hits a 9.8 on the Suck-O-Meter, I usually laugh it off with a wink and a smile, I can’t tell if I’m intriniscly happy or really shallow, because I can always find something else to be happy about….like right now, I may be at work, and super tired and Mr. 99 has elected to go to the Tanner Gun Show with friends rather than plan something fun with me…but none of that matters right now, because there is a roll of LifeSavers in my pocket and pineapple is next!

Post # 12
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I cry 😐

Post # 13
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For something like this, I wouldn’t even let it register.  It’s like having my tummy all set for something on a restaurant menu, then finding out they’re sold out. Just a tiny blip on the radar, and life goes on.  There are too many unpredictable parts of life that are out of our control to take every one of them seriously.

For the larger scale disappointment, I usually try to find an upside, after allowing myself a suitable period of mourning over my lost daydream or idea. 

Post # 15
16194 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I don’t handle disappointment well. I cry, or at the very least, pout. My husband tends to be pretty optimistic and bounces back from disappointment quickly though — thank goodness I have him around to cheer me up!

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