Sometimes, people have a hard time forming or maintaining relationships because of a fear of abandonment They are so afraid of getting hurt that they don’t allow themselves to fall deeply in love or to give their partners a fair chance. If this sounds familiar, you may have a subconscious fear of abandonment. The following section takes a closer look at some of the signs of this common condition so that you can determine whether or not it is affecting your relationships
1. Do you become extremely attached to your partner as soon as you enter a relationship? This type of clingy behavior can be a sign of abandonment issues. Your fear of being left alone can cause you to cling to the other person, hanging onto them for dear life so that they don’t leave you. Unfortunately, in many cases, this can have the opposite effect and can actually wind up driving them away.
2. Do you avoid getting into relationships because you can’t stand the thought of going through a breakup? If you find that this is a recurring theme in your life, chances are you are too afraid of being abandoned to even give love a chance. It is important to remember that not every relationship ends in a breakup. If you don’t at least try, you will never know what might have been.
3. Do you sabotage your relationships? Are you the type of person that does something to hurt your partner before they can hurt you? If you are always the one who ends your relationship or who acts out to make your partner mad at you so they won’t want to continue the relationship, it could be because you are subconsciously afraid of being left alone. This type of behavior is a self-defense mechanism. By lashing out at your partner before they can hurt you, this is a roundabout way of protecting yourself.
If you have a subconscious fear of abandonment, the best thing that you can do is work on resolving the issue. Until you do, you will have trouble maintaining healthy relationships and keeping a clear vision of finding true love.