People with abandonment issues struggle with worries that they’ll be left by those who are closest to them. While some anxiety is normal throughout life, ongoing, debilitating fears about being abandoned can be deeply destructive.
Not only can these worries be a source of stress, but they can make it virtually impossible to build a satisfying and healthy relationship.
Someone with abandonment anxiety may feel insecure and might struggle to believe that they deserve to be loved. Sometimes, their abandonment fear may be so overwhelming that they choose to end a relationship to avoid being hurt.Read more on talkspace.com