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Fears of Abandonment (and Borderline Personality Disorder)


"Diagnostic criterion ... The frustration and disorientation that the child feels in no longer finding the mother where s/he had left her when s/he drew away to explore the world, are at the basis of the borderline’s fear of being abandoned and of the consequent acting-out ... Patient’s experience ... “intolerance of solitude” ... what emerges is acting out, ... the anger with which the patient manages fear of abandonment,"


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