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Abandonment



Abandonment is the deeply painful experience of being cut off from a person whom we have relied on for support or stability, often with no notice, explanation, or opportunity for reconnection. Childhood experiences of abandonment can have deep-seated and long-lasting impacts on our relationship patterns for years, and abandonment by friends or romantic partners as adults can plunge us into self-doubt and hypervigilance. We can struggle to maintain healthy relationships, whether by isolating ourselves from deep connection out of self-protection or being so demanding of someone’s attention or reassurance that we end up driving them away. Exploring practices around self-worth and self-acceptance can help us reclaim ourselves, finding closure and internal stability as we find new ways to connect with those around us.

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7 Signs You Have Abandonment Issues

Do you have an overwhelming fear of losing your loved ones? Do you struggle with trust issues or have anxiety about being abandoned? Abandonment issues typically arise in childhood but can develop later on in life as well.

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The Abandonment Recovery Workbook

The Abandonment Recovery Workbook provides an itinerary for recovery. A manual for individual or support group use, it includes exercises that the author has tested and developed through her years of expertise in abandonment recovery.

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The 5 Stages of Abandonment Healing

Abandonment is a primal fear to all, a fear of being isolated, and alone.

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FindCenterUsually adult males who are unable to make emotional connections with the women they choose to be intimate with are frozen in time, unable to allow themselves to love for fear that the loved one will abandon them.

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Being an Abandoned Child | Brendan Maguire | TEDxNSCCWaterfront

Brendan’s community became his home when he moved from house to house after his parents left him with his three brothers and a sister when he was 4 at a shopping mall. They never came back.

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Love Me, Don’t Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships

Everyone thrives on love, comfort, and the safety of family, friends, and community.

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A Shift in American Family Values Is Fueling Estrangement

Both parents and adult children often fail to recognize how profoundly the rules of family life have changed over the past half century.

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FindCenterA generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers—the experience of knowing we always belong.

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Creating a Community and Finding Purpose | Stephen Jon Thompson | TEDxCarsonCity

As a successful executive recruiter in the software industry, Stephen is dedicated to finding and hiring some of the most unique and smartest people in the world.  His expertise extends from data scientists who help people make the right purchase when using the Apple.

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Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment

Chances are, you’ve already had run-ins with your Outer Child—the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life.

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