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.
ANYOX, BC - Photo postcard c.1907-1914, showing the C.P.R. "Princess May" docked at what is now the ghost town of Anyox, which was abandoned in 1935.
The intense emotional crisis of abandonment can create a trauma severe enough to leave an emotional imprint on individuals’ psychobiological functioning, affecting their future choices and responses to rejection, loss, or disconnection.
What is this mysterious stone building, abandoned on Lake Tahoe's only island?