Please head to my blog to check out full article regarding this post. Link in bio! PREVIEW: Fear of abandonment stems not so much from the fear of people leaving you as it does from the belief that people leaving you would be your fault. That there is something wrong with you that makes people leave.That is the real fear the real trigger the real issue behind fears of abandonment. It's a complete lie but it makes total sense. This makes sense because if someone leaves you as a child you…
Feeling rejected is not much different from actual pain. Studies of MRI scans have shown that the same areas of the brain that respond to physical pain also react to being hurt by rejection. As far as your brain is concerned, a broken heart is no different than a broken arm.
Emotional Abandonment: When Your Spouse Shuts You Out - Marriage Missions International
It’s a complaint we hear often from people looking for help for their marriages:“I feel distant from my spouse.” “I try to get my husband to open up, but instead he just shuts down.” “My wife just doesn’t seem interested in me anymore. I feel like we’re a million miles apart.” This is emotional abandonment. Instead of physically leaving the relationship, your spouse simply checks out emotionally. They stop investing in the marriage, leaving their spouse feeling detached and unwanted.
Its okay to be vulnerable and it's okay to put yourself out there. People will hurt you, that's a fact, but we can not allow that fear to paralyze us. Walk through the fear regardless how you feel. Amazing things are waiting!!
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.