Breaking The Cycle of Abandonment

By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT

If you’re discontented in a relationship or go from one to another or even remain unhappily alone, you may be caught in a worsening cycle of abandonment.

People tend to think of abandonment as something physical, like neglect. Loss of physical closeness due to death, divorce, and illness is also an emotional abandonment. It also happens when our emotional needs aren’t being met in the relationship – including in our relationship with ourselves. And although loss of physical closeness can lead to emotional abandonment, the reverse isn’t true. Physical closeness doesn’t mean our emotional needs will be met. Emotional abandonment may happen when the other person is right beside us.

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Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT
Author of Codependency for Dummies ; Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You
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