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The Emotional Quadrant Abandonment is the worst fear for any child Children are innocent creatures that from birth have come to depend on those around them for love support and help Parents are childrens protectors in their eyes they are their heroes who when needed will shelter them from all harm But what happens when they no longer have that umbrella over them When they are left to face the world all on their own Results of abandonment have long-term affects on children They lose the ability to trust and to be open with others Abandonment is a sense of loss so traumatic that it affects the way they live and think One of the results of such rejection is fear In the essay by Elisabeth Kbler- Ross The Emotional Quadrant the author uses the example of Rene a child abandoned by his father at the age of five So Rene grew up not knowing that the fear of abandonment was still with him in adulthood But Rene was afraid of alcoholism afraid of mental illness afraid of getting close to anyone 674 Without knowing it Rene became afraid of the problems his mother and father had His mother was an alcoholic and his mother has been in and out of mental hospitals until she took her own life This is an example of how this abandonment can cause more then the obvious reactions As a child you look for answers for the events that occur around you When you cannot find an explanation you naturally blame it on what you see and suddenly fear it You believe that these are the causes of all the problems In this case he grew to fear the alcohol and mental illness for the loss of security and love in his home From the minute you are born you have this natural sense that the people you go home with are the ones
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