The 4 Sources Of Self-Abandonment

I believe self-abandonment is common among people who are highly sensitive and whose emotional needs weren’t sufficiently met in their childhood due to neglect, abuse or absence of one or both parents. Such experiences can lead a child to feel unsafe and unlovable, which is psychologically very distressing and traumatising. The lack of love, attention and presence gives then rise to adults who don’t know how to soothe and calm themselves. Instead of learning positive coping strategies, these adults often engage in one or more of the following sources of self-abandonment: living exclusively in the head, harsh self-criticism, addictive behaviours, and abandonment of the inner child.