personal growth, Relationships, Unhealthy Behaviors

You Left Me…. Consequences of Feeling Abandoned

One of the more recent labels popularized by psychology pop culture is the term “abandonment”. Clients will frequently start an introductory session with “I have abandonment issues” but it’s rare that they truly understand how those “issues” play out in defensive responses and/or daily behavior.  Abandonment by definition refers to being ‘left’ and is clearly… Continue reading You Left Me…. Consequences of Feeling Abandoned

Healthy Behaviors, personal growth

D.E.F.E.N.C.E.

In psychology circles there are certain terms thrown around a lot... defenses, ego, schema,  transference, resistance, etc.... I almost always think of Freud when I hear these words although not all of them are attributed directly to him, they just sound like big words for what the general public thinks of as human behavior. I don't use… Continue reading D.E.F.E.N.C.E.