Love Me, Don't Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships
By: Michelle Skeen(Author) Karyn O'Bryant(Narrator)
Everyone thrives on love, comfort, and the safety of family, friends, andcommunity. But if you are denied these basic comforts early in life, whetherthrough a lack of physical affection or emotional bonding, you may developintense fears of abandonment that can last well into adulthood-fears so powerfulthat they can actually cause you to push people away.
If you suffer from fears of abandonment, you may have underlying feelingsof anger, shame, fear, anxiety, depression, and grief. These emotions areintense and painful, and when they surface they can lead to a number of negativebehaviors, such as jealousy, clinging, and emotional blackmail. In Love Me,Don't Leave Me, therapist Michelle Skeen combines acceptance and commitmenttherapy (ACT), schema therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to helpyou identify the root of your fears.
In this book you'll learn how schema coping behaviors-deeply entrenched andautomatic behaviors rooted in childhood experiences and fears-can take over andcause you to inadvertently sabotage your relationships. By recognizing thesecoping behaviors and understanding their cause, you will not only gain powerfulinsights 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.
"Finally, a book that skillfully addresses an all-too-often overlooked aspect of relationship struggles: the fear of abandonment. This book will invite you on the journey of embracing the most elemental aspect of our humanness--our sense of connection to one another--and what can happen when this connection becomes disrupted. Michelle Skeen masterfully walks you through a comprehensive exploration of looking into how your experience of connectedness--or various lacks thereof--contribute to your relationship struggles. So much of the suffering experienced in relationships stems from this fear of abandonment, yet very little is offered to help those who confront this in their lives. In "Love Me, Don't Leave Me," Michelle Skeen offers powerful insights, and, most importantly, tools to help successfully navigate how this fear plays out in relationships. Now, get a pencil and start to read and follow the instructions. You will be glad you did." --Thomas Roberts, LCSW, psychotherapist; clinical hypnotherapist; mindfulness and meditation teacher and retreat leader; and author of "The Mindfulness Workbook "
||Love Me, Don't Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships
||Michelle Skeen(Author) Karyn O'Bryant(Narrator)
||Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition edition (9 Feb. 2016)
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