One of the common causes of fear of abandonment is childhood trauma, such as neglect or abandonment by a parent or caregiver. This can lead to a deep-seated fear of being left alone or rejected in future relationships.
“Fear of abandonment is not fear of being alone; it is fear of being not-loved.” – Timothy Keller
Do you find yourself feeling anxious or worried when you think about being alone?
Does the thought of being without a partner make you feel panicked or depressed?
Do you attach quickly to emotionally unavailable partners?
If so, you may be struggling with a fear of abandonment.
Fear of abandonment is a type of anxiety that can be caused by a range of things, including traumatic experiences in childhood, codependency, loss, or unhealthy attachment styles. If you're struggling with a fear of abandonment, know that you're not alone.
Fear of abandonment is a prevalent issue that can be addressed with the help of a skilled counselor. There are several treatment options available, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment-based, and trauma-focused therapy. These types of therapy can help you to understand and manage your anxiety, as well as work through any underlying issues that may be contributing to your fear.
If you're struggling with a fear of abandonment, there is treatment available. Our therapists are available so you don't have to suffer alone.