This is a hard pill to swallow. I can shift the blame (and indeed, I feel I can) to some degree. Why was I thinking that my situation is different and it turns out to be the same?! The circumstances might be different for me, but the result ended up to be the same.
Read the Whole Friggin Thing.
Expectations, rational or not, must be the key. I think expectations are ALWAYS wrong, these days, given the amount of information we have to or rather able to consume before our decisions are mad(e).