Fear of abandonment
Fear of abandonment is a phobic like fear of the emotional torment of being abandoned in a relationship.
People with abandonment anxiety have one of two insecure attachment styles: attachment anxiety or attachment avoidance. Attachment anxiety is characterized by a need for attention from others and fear that a partner is going to leave. Attachment avoidance is characterized by a persistent need to be self-reliant and fear of dependence.
Fear of abandonment is often associated with Borderline personality disorder.
- Brogaard, Berit. "Abandonment Anxiety". livestromg.com. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
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