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Healing Abandonment is a Creative Process

Healing abandonment involves summoning your creative energy. Your task is to create positive gains from adversity, growth in the place of woundedness. Whether you are struggling through a painful breakup, triggered by childhood issues that impinge in your life, fired from a job, feeling dismissed by a friend, or isolated because you can‘t seem to read the full article

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40 Features of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment

Susan Anderson March 2017 Please see my comments at the end of item # 40. An intense fear of abandonment. Difficulty forming primary relationships. Intrusive insecurity that interferes in your love life, social life and goal achievement. A tendency to repeatedly subject yourself to people or experiences that lead to another loss, another rejection, read the full article

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Overeating Is an Abandonment Issue: How to Heal it

I love to eat, and then eat. It‘s just the consequences I hate. What‘s a potato chip but a prelude to the whole bag? What‘s an MM but a tease for a fistful? I‘ve watched people eat just one cookie and then turn away. I study them as if they are extra terrestrials. They must read the full article

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15 Quotes To Inspire Self-Love

My social media team, who devotedly administrates my pages, suggested that we come up with a list of ‘best quotes‘ bite size insights that you have strongly responded to. Thank you all for offering thoughtful comments, sharing your personal stories and struggles, and sharing our words with your own family and friends. Live read the full article

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Why We All Have Abandonment Issues

The human condition The fear of abandonment is primal and universal to human experience, the crux of the human condition. We all have it. That‘s why I write about it so much. Personally and professionally, I‘ve discovered that it‘s better to deal with our abandonment fear, know when it rears its head, than try to read the full article

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Profile of an Abandoner

Susan Anderson December 15 2016 I‘ve been developing a profile of an abandoner for almost twenty years, collecting stories and insights from abandonment survivors from all over the world from people writing to my website and attending my workshops, as well as friends, colleagues, and from my own experiences. Is there a profile read the full article

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How is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment Different From Borderline? Addressing the BPD Stigma and Treatment Choices

I‘ve written previously about the differences between borderline personality disorder and post traumatic stress disorder of abandonment but here I‘d like to explain why distinguishing the two seems important to me. It has to do with the stigma attached to the diagnosis of ‘borderline.‘ The two diagnostic categories (BPD and PTSD of Abandonment) have an read the full article

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How to Prevent Abandonment Issues From Sabotaging Your Love Life: 12 Things to Know on Your Path to Recovery

For many people, falling in love means becoming more vulnerable. It arouses our primal abandonment fear. It bubbles up from the deep, giving rise to feelings of insecurity that can cause some of us to become needy, clingy, or demanding, and others angry, frozen, or avoidant. To believe that your abandonment issues are blocking you read the full article

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36 Characteristics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder of Abandonment

Susan Anderson September 28 2016 Overview There was a big response to my first article describing the characteristics of PTSD of Abandonment - so many abandonment survivors writing in with open hearts to describe the way abandonment trauma has been affectingtheir emotional responsesand their behavior patterns. The list below depictstypical symptoms experienced bypeople struggling read the full article

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You Don‘t Need to Change Something Perfectly to Make a Huge Difference in Your Life: 12 Factors to Success

You don‘t need to change something all the way to make a huge difference in your life. You don‘t have to go all the way from being codependent to being non-codependent, or from low self-esteem to high self-esteem. You need only to be in the process of improving it even if progress is slow read the full article

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