Abandonment is about the loss of love and a loss of connectedness. To the abandoned adolescent, it involves feelings of betrayal, guilt, loneliness, and lack of self-esteem . Abandonment is a core fear in humans, and this fear is intensified in adolescents.
It doesn’t really matter if you’re 5, 25, or 45. That feeling of emptiness, fear, despair, yearning, love, anger, sadness, hopelessness is the same.
Abandonment. It’s a feeling we know all too well.