August 19th, 2017
Abandonment is a common factor in divorces that seems to linger on for a long time. When we see divorced spouses returning to court years after the divorce process was completed, we do some research into their family history and typically we see abandonment trauma in their backgrounds.
The most frequent types of abandonment included a parent leaving the household or a parent passing away. Sometimes when a parent is sick or not spending enough time interacting with their kids, a child can perceived that as a form of abandonment.
It can also include parental drug or alcohol abuse. A substance-impaired parent is not emotionally available, and to a child that can feel like abandonment. Not surprisingly, many adopted children have feelings of abandonment.
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