If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.

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When you make a decision to have a child you're also making the decision to take responsibility for that child. You don't abandon your obligation as a parent because you have "other plans".

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Abandonment creates an emotional crisis of such intensity and duration that it mimics a full blown borderline episode. This has caused many a therapist to diagnose borderline personality disorder (BPD) in many a client in the throes of a painful separation. The emotional volcano of abandonment is often misunderstood by the clinician as evidence of serious psychiatric disorder.

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After my husband of 14 years abandoned us, we ended up in a homeless shelter. It was a rough and scary time, but we all came out on top. We're actually better off now in all capacities of the word than when he was still around. Here's our journey and how you can help a child through a loss or abandonment

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Full time step-mom making up for deadbeat bio mom. It's just ridiculous. How can anyone abandon their kids and then party through life?

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This is exactly the map of my family dynamic. Everything here happened or attempted to happen. Unfortunately not all of us are born into unconditional love

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It isn't a willingness to abandon them during inclimate weather for a tryst that shouldn't be occurring. It isn't being jealous of them or the time they spend with the other parent and it isn't holding the children hostage to get what you want out of the other parent. They are living, breathing, feeling human beings who once exposed to trauma will be affected for the rest of their lives. 2 words for selfish, narcissistic, manipulative parents: GROW UP.

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The Effects of Child Abandonment... thanks so much mom. why didn't you just abort me so i can be spared from the disabilities that you gave me and the pain you have caused?!

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My children are my priority! They have been my priority from day one and they…

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