Love Me, Don’t Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships

Love Me, Don't Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships Author Michelle Skeen PsyD
ISBN-10 1608829529
ISBN-13 9781608829521
Year 2014-09-01
Pages 200
Language English
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
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Everyone thrives on love comfort and the safety of family friends and community But if you are denied these basic comforts early in life whether through a lack of physical affection or emotional bonding you may develop intense fears of abandonment that can last well into adulthoodfears so powerful that they can actually cause you to push people away If you suffer from fears of abandonment you may have underlying feelings of anger shame fear anxiety depression and grief These emotions are intense and painful and when they surface they can lead to a number of negative behaviors such as jealousy clinging and emotional blackmail In Love Me Dont Leave Me therapist Michelle Skeen combines acceptance and commitment therapy ACT schema therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy DBT to help you identify the root of your fears In this book youll learn how schema coping behaviorsdeeply entrenched and automatic behaviors rooted in childhood experiences and fearscan take over and cause you to inadvertently sabotage your relationships By recognizing these coping behaviors and understanding their cause you will not only gain powerful insights into your own mind but also into the minds of those around you If you are ready to break the self fulfilling cycle of mistrust clinginess and heartbreak and start building lasting trusting relationships this book will be your guide

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