You Can Express Happiness for Others’ Successes, and Still Feel Disappointed by Your Losses


It’s perfectly normal and okay to feel happy for others and their successes, but at the same time also feel crappy about your own “less-than-successes”. I’ve missed out on and lost a lot in my life and you bet I feel pain when I see someone get something I want but couldn’t have or can’t have yet. I always try to remind myself that it’s okay if I don’t feel 100% happy for them. That doesn’t make me a bad person, it just makes me a person.

Published by Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT

Christina Frangione, MS, RD, CDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving the Long Island, New York City, and New York State areas helping clients with eating disorders and disordered eating recover their relationship with food and their body. She utilizes a Health at Every Size® approach and supports Intuitive Eating and knows that while she is the food and nutrition expert, you are the expert of your body and life.

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