CBT Worksheet For Abandonment Issues

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What is the theory behind the CBT worksheet for abandonment issues?

Abandonment is defined as a fear of being lonely and left alone. People with this fear usually try to stay with people and depend on people more than normal people do. It affects relationships because everyone is not always available and the constant presence of people in their lives. It causes disturbance in relationships and people may suffer from disorders like anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet will help you identify your patterns. We all do have a fear of losing our loved ones and people who are close to us but if this fear becomes so irrational that we become so dependent that it causes disturbance in our relationships and in our lives. Identifying your patterns and the degree of your fear can help you work on your fear of abandonment. 

How to use this worksheet?

  1. Take out some time and read the worksheet carefully.
  2. Answer each question honestly after reflecting back on your life and how you interpret situations. 
  3. After completing it, see what is the pattern of your thoughts and does it affect your behaviors. Do some introspection and decide if you have a fear of abandonment or not. 

You can download this worksheet here.

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