Abandonment is the feeling or experience of loss; it is very common in adopted children and ...
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...ion was obviously that better outcome than the lives they would have lived if they were still with their biological families. For my sister though, having a strong family support and allowing herself to accept and forgive her biological mother has helped her in dealing with her feelings of abandonment. Contrarily for my husband, I remember early on in our relationship there were very few events that would bring him joy; holidays such as Christmas, or any other family holiday brought about symptoms of depression and anyone around him could sense his anger. What help him grow and overcome some of the issues that arose from his feelings of abandonment was allowing himself to openly communicate with me, his partner. On my part, remanding him that our children and I are his primary family now, while providing love and support, has allowed him to mend his emotional wounds.
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