Fear of Abandonment: A Primal Dilemma of Insecurity and 10 Ways to Turn it Around

© Susan Anderson Feb 23 2014 Click here to return to Recent Articles.  Fear of abandonment is the source of human relationships, the source of our self sabotage.  It fuels insecurity.  But it isn’t fear of abandonment that sabotages our relationships, it’s how we handle it.  Fear of abandonment is primal fear – not something we get rid of.   […]

Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment Part Two

Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment Part Two   © Susan Anderson Nov 19 2013 Click here to return to Recent Articles. Part One offered an overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment and delineated 30 of its characteristics.  This article discusses (3) causes of PTSD of Abandonment, (5) factors that go into making […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment, Part I: An Overview and List of 30 Characteristics

© Susan Anderson November 12 2013 Click here to return to Recent Articles. 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.  Following an abandonment experience in childhood or adulthood, some people develop a […]

ARE YOU ALONE, STUCK IN A PATTERN AND CAN’T GET OUT? 10 Ways Out!

Susan Anderson © November 5, 2013 www.abandonment.net Click here to return to Recent Articles. Millions of people are caught up in cycles of abandonment. Why do they keep repeating the same patterns over and over and what can they do to break free? One common pattern I call “abandoholism.” You’re alone and unfulfilled because you keep pursuing […]

REVERSING SELF SABOTAGE AND OVERCOMING ABANDONMENT

Susan Anderson © Sept 27 2013 Click here to return to Recent Articles. Self sabotage is the residual of unresolved abandonment.  Its lingering insecurity and self doubt cause us to forfeit our long range goals. What about you?  Do you sabotage your relationships?  Your diet?  Your career?  Your bank account?  These are among the ways, large and […]

Why Does Divorce Create Such Turmoil? (As seen on Movingpastdivorce.com)

© Susan Anderson July 28 2013 www.AbandonmentRecovery.com Click here to return to Recent Articles. Abandonment is our first fear. It is primal and universal to all human beings. Abandonment is the special element that makes loss of a job, separation, bereavement and divorce so painful. Abandonment is that feeling of being left on the doorstep – of […]

BORDERLINE AND ABANDONMENT Part I What to do and when for Emotional Hijacking: 12 Tasks

© Susan Anderson June 4 2013 Click here to return to Recent Articles. 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 […]

Why Do I Fall Out of Love? Five Tips to Avoid Losing Interest

© Susan Anderson May 13 2013 Click here to return to Recent Articles. You feel the connection at first while you’re pursuing someone. The newness keeps you interested. But as soon as you become sure of them – let’s say they start to attach to you, desire your company, and accept all you have to give and […]

HOW TO KEEP ABANDONMENT FROM SABOTAGING MY LIFE

© Susan Anderson May 11, 2013 Click here to return to Recent Articles. I’ve received thousands of letters from people telling me how abandonment trauma has wrecked their lives. Anxiety overwhelms them when they attempt a new relationship. They feel a painful lack of trust toward any potential partner which caused them to panic and withdraw. Their […]

HOW TO HEAL ABANDONMENT: Tips on Abandonment Therapy and Abandonment Recovery Workshops

© Susan Anderson April 26, 2013 Click here to return to Recent Articles. Dear Fellow Abandonmates, I get frequent requests for individual psychotherapy from people visiting my website or reading my abandonment books. Due to scheduling issues, I’m able to give only occasional one-on-one abandonment consultations to new folks. But before setting up a session, I urge […]

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