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I Have Issues With Abandonment

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    When I was a tiny tott, my mother once was getting us in her sedan, she first put my brother in leaving me at the grill standing on the curb. Rushing ever so frantically she, was flailing about ...trying to get his flintstone toes at rest. Ever so patiently I waited my ingress...
    DreamChariot DreamChariot 41-45, M 2 Responses May 6, 2012

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    It just hurts when you open up to someone,

    opening up is so hard to do in the first place, and then you never hear from them again. Especially when you were pretty sure they wouldn't be the type to abandon you like that. Silly me. Worse is, it was the second time in a month. First was a coworker that I had worked with...
    truthfullyyours truthfullyyours 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    My mom worked nights all of my life

    so I saw her briefly in the morning before school and for a couple hours at night before she went to work. On the weekends my dad ignored me (and my brother) to spend time with his second wife. The first best friend of my life moved away when I was in first grade, and my second...
    doompatroller doompatroller 31-35, M Jun 8, 2014

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    I let people treat me like crap just

    because I still want them in my life. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so nice.
    khaliahb khaliahb 22-25, F Jul 16, 2014

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    What is it with the people I care about most

    wanting to leave me? (by suicide or just plain leaving and never returning) Am I that undesirable?
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    People come and people go,

    that's just the nature of limbo.
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F Dec 3, 2014

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    Being with my roommates is triggering me to

    feel abandoned. I hate this feeling and I wish it would go away :(
    jgrosss jgrosss 26-30, F Jul 30

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    I have trouble with creating imagined

    abandonment in my own mind, then pushing people away because I think that they are lying to me when they tell me they'll stay. Then I get angry/freak out if they leave..
    SkylerAsh SkylerAsh 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    It sucks when you make a friend

    and everything goes good. Yknow, the whole friendship feels nice and new. It feels nice to have a new friend and get to know someone new. Only to have them just ditch you and never talk to you again like you meant nothing but just another stranger being bothersome. Pretty...
    MonsieurKJ MonsieurKJ 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Hunttheheartofblack Hunttheheartofblack 18-21, F Jun 16

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    They are keeping me from functioning in my life.

    When i was a child my parents never cared about me. My strongest memory of my child hood is my mother running out of the house to go get high. My momores of school where being bullied and never having friends. In high school I started to do what ever it took to fit in. But now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 28, 2014

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    I was abandoned by my birth parents at 24 hours

    of my birth. I was adopted when I was 3 years old. To this day, I have trust issues and struggle with abandonment.
    Damocles19 Damocles19 13-15, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    soccergirl6208 soccergirl6208 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 7, 2014

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    I have bad issues with abandonment ,

    ever since my father abandoned me , and then my " soulmate " did too which goes to show you he may have been mine but was I his ? We never really broke up I just had a massive breakdown in Virginia beach where he lived and was wrongly diagnosed in the hospital but finally got...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    man i ******* hate this.

    being used for convenience. use me for your time. when you ******* feel like it. it seems like everyone that i care about does. they ******* use me. im too vulnerable so why should they care. im always there so come back when they feel like it. we all use each other for our own...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 22

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    My father walked out on me

    when i was a small child, barely a year old. And ever since then i've always been distant to those trying to get close out of fear of being left again or i find myself holding on way too much and love to quickly... enough to where i feel like im driving them away... like with my...
    LorenzoPM LorenzoPM 16-17 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    My Story

    It started since age 6, when my abusive birth-father came back. I didn't know he was so mean, when he was moving back in with my mother and siblings. And I didn't care to question why he was gone in the first place. I was just happy that he was back and I thought it meant that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    Anxiety attacks and An irrational fear of my

    Girlfriend abandoning me... So last night I started suffering from Anxiety attacks because my Girlfriend didn't call or text me all day. I went to bed thinking it would ease up... But no... I woke up this morning feeling worse! How did they start? Well Monday obviously...
    mizzcomplicated mizzcomplicated 22-25, F Jun 18

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    Trust No One...

    I still remember... I was in the second grade... My father was supposed to come see me... I've never really met him... I didn't know what he looked like... What his voice sounded like... I didn't know who he was... I always knew I had a dad but I just didn't know him like all my...
    YoungandConfused345 YoungandConfused345 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    I don't know what's caused it.

    . But I used to desperately want friends, when I didn't have any and had no chance of getting any I wanted friends so so badly and now, that I could have friends I just don't want them. Any. I have my boyfriend, who makes me happy... But I don't want friendships. I don't want to...
    xkayleex xkayleex 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    I have huge walls. after my last relationship,

    I took years off of dating. recently I found someone I really enjoy and could fall for. our chemistry was perfect And our personalitys matched up perfectly and then this weekend on valentines day she just completely disappeared. she knew I had abandonment issues and just the...
    Joeyschnepel Joeyschnepel 22-25, M Feb 16

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    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M Jul 29

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    I have met many people in my life.

    I liked some of them, but did not like others. I have always been nice to people, and when I have met people I have liked, I have tried to stay in contact with them. There are still a few from my past that I still communicate with, but for some reason, a few of the people I...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Sep 22, 2014

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    Leave Before I'm Left..

     I've always known I have an abandonment problem. When my dad left me when I was 9 I promised myself I would never trust a man to love me and care for me again. I promised myself I wouldn't get hurt like that again. I remember the night he left, I clung to his legs screaming...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    I Am Always Insecure

    When someone takes an interest in me I am always amazed.  I worry that they are only spending time with me to see how far they can get with me.  Do they just want my secrets?  Will they lose interest?  Why are they paying attention to me?  How long will this last?  Am I...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Triggers Of Anxious Attachment And Abandonment

                 Abandonment comes in many forms. Sometimes it was the parent ignoring the basic needs of the child, sometimes it was continual rejection of how the child felt and other times they were just plain never acknowledged. When you are not acknowledged you...
    Solongotgon Solongotgon 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    I Would Rather Be Punched In The Face.

    I have been seeing a wonderful counselor for several months now. With great compassion she has helped guide me to begin understanding the many reasons behind my reckless self destructive behaviour. I always knew I had an uncontrollable fear of being abandoned. I just didn't know...
    sweet2pea sweet2pea 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    kitty465 kitty465 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2014

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    I know that people coming & going out of your

    life is a "normal" thing...that not everyone is meant to stay in your life. But, yes I do have issues with abandonment. My dad left when I was 12. It was difficult for awhile. I have 2 younger sisters & at the time, the judge had to order him to see us...I didn't know this...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I Was Abandon By My Mom

    I WAS ABANDON BY MY MOM WHEN I WAS FOUR YEARS OLD SHE WAS MENTAL SICK IT WAS TOUGH GROW UP WITH OUT A MOTHER. I BLAME MY SELF THAT SHE LEFT AT FOUR I DID NOT UNDERSTAND I TOUGHT SHE DID NOT LOVE ME AND WANTED TO CARE FOR ME.I HAD NO MOTHERS LOVE . NO ONE TO TALK TO WHEN I WAS...
    nothshytown nothshytown 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    When I was a tiny tott, my mother once was getting us in her sedan, she first put my brother in leaving me at the grill standing on the curb. Rushing ever so frantically she, was flailing about ...trying to get his flintstone toes at rest. Ever so patiently I waited my ingress...
    DreamChariot DreamChariot 41-45, M 1 Response May 6, 2012

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    I am dying inside. I know it's dumb

    and kind of a very little thing but my best friend is going to the hospidal. She is in bad condition the hospidal said she has three months to gain weight befor they take her away to help her and so she couldn't gain a pound now I'm scared they will take her from me and I won't...
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme 13-15, F Jan 6

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    Don't Leave Me

    I do have abandonment issues. I have this deep fear that if I don't do exactly what my partner wants all the time, he/she will not stay with me. I tend to become a doormat for people I love. I'm a people-pleaser because I am so scared they will realize I'm not good enough, and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    ...and Others.

    1. to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert: to abandon one's farm; to abandon a child; to abandon a sinking ship. 2. to give up; discontinue; withdraw from: to...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2008

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    My sister raised me and then went to college

    then my parents divorced and basically left me alone so I can't trust that anyone will be there for me. My grandmother and godparents died so I got used to losing the people who I loved most. I want to be prepared when you leave me so I hesitate with emotional attachment. I hate...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jul 15, 2014

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    My dad abandoned me ,

    and then my " soulmate" I lost cause of my fault well he abandoned me too in a hospital in his state and never visited , And since then I've been dating the sweetest guy for almost 3 years now , but I either think he's 1 ) gay ? Or 2 going to leave me every minute which makes me...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    Hey there. So, I have a serious fear of

    abandonment... I get really clingy because of it. I don't really know why. I guess it's probably because of how many people have just left me. People who said that they would always be there, they just left. And I feel bad, I don't want to guilt anyone into sticking around, I...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Don't Leave Me Mommy

    I grow up very far from life as a child I would always be trying to find a way  for anyone to say how good and well behaved child I was. cuz I couldn't wrap my brain around why my mom would always be leaving me. was I bad? she just needed to breath to get away from me for a...
    aprls aprls 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    When I was six years old my biological mom gave

    me up for adoption (I've reconnected with my bio family all she had to do was stop drinking but she didn't) and yea I understand how hard it can be because I've struggled with alcohol at one point in my life before, but if it were me I would have stopped and she didn't ... But...
    xxNicholexx xxNicholexx 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    So I think I have abandonment issues.

    Of course it all started with my father and I've never really gotten over that but now it's invading my life today. If, say, I know you're online and you don't talk to me, I feel as though I've done something to drive you away and I'd be so nervous to message you when in truth...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2014

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    By the time I was 18 I had lived with 7

    different families and went to 12 different schools. At 16 I entered the foster care system. None of the adults in my life cared what I did as long as it didn't get them in trouble. Foster parents told me I better get a job when I turned 18 because once the checks stopped coming...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M Aug 11

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    Birth Parents: Blessing Or Curse?

    The Day I was born, I was adopted into a new family. My birth mother gave my birth parents my older sister as well, when we was born, three years and one month before me. Ever sense I was little, I had always known that I was adopted. And I always had abandonment issues because...
    KathrynSky KathrynSky 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    I've never gone through anything traumatic (at

    least in my conscious phase of life) , but for some reason, when loved one's leave me, I can't help but feel a deep inner lying sense of dread. Sometimes I fear that they'll never come back, and I'll be alone forever.
    xXResidentFurryXx xXResidentFurryXx 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Thanks, Dad

    As a child, I was deliberately left behind several times "to teach her to hurry up and get to the car on time".  One of those times we were at a job interview for Dad halfway across the country.  I came out of the hotel room after checking to make sure nobody left anything...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    And not just my own. A commitment is a

    commitment. A promise is a promise. Some hearts are easily broken, some people seem easily cast aside. https://youtu.be/JMs7dkdO4YY
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4

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