When a client fears abandonment, they may desperately reach out for emotional connection in their relationships . . .
. . . only to feel pain and heartbreak when their behavior overwhelms the other person and drives them away.
And this can especially be the case when it comes to romantic relationships.
Over time, this push-pull dynamic can drain both the client and their partner, and the relationship may break down.
So in the video below, Pat Ogden, PhD shares how she worked with a client who feared abandonment and whose relationship was in jeopardy. She also gets into the body-based homework assignment he could use whenever his partner felt he was too “clingy.” Have a listen.
If you found this video helpful, you can find out more from Pat (and other top experts) on how to address the core wounds that drive a fear of abandonment – just click here.
Now we’d like to hear from you. What are some ways you help your clients who struggle with a fear of abandonment to embrace the idea of letting go? Please share by leaving a comment below.