What does “feelings of abandonment” actually mean?
I’ve noticed that many of the adoptees on this forum mention experiencing feelings of abandonment.
Sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but what do feelings of abandonment actually feel like? How does it actually make you feel? Do you feel alone? How does it affect your life growing up? Do you have difficulty with trust and forming relationships with others?
Sorry, I am not trying to be stupid or insensitive, I just don’t really know what it feels like. I’m doing a project for school about adoption, and I think it’ll be a lot better if I can actually understand what it’s like to be adopted.
All answers appreciated. The more details the better, please.
Thanks so much.