When a person has abandonment issues, it means that they have a lot of fear around being abandoned or left alone.

This can be because they experienced being abandoned in the past, or because they saw someone else close to them get abandoned.

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It can also be a combination of both.

People with abandonment issues might have trouble trusting people, or might cling to relationships even when they’re not healthy, because they’re afraid of being alone.

If you think you might have abandonment issues, it’s important to seek professional help.

You will find below our curated collection of Abandonment Issues quotes and sayings that you can read and share with others.


Top 10 Abandonment Issues Quotes

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Those who discourage you from your dreams have most likely already abandoned their own. ~ Unknown.

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Every child makes its peace with abandonment. That’s called growing up. ~ Gregory Maguire.

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The man who leaves you is simply clearing the way for the one you deserve. ~ Naide P. Obiang.

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The need for control always comes from someone that has lost it. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

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Never abandon your dreams just because someone living their nightmare told you so. ~ Unknown.

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Anyone who abandons you is for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet. ~ Laura Clegg.

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Hope is the last to abandon the unhappy. ~ Italian Proverb.

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Abandonment stings, even when it means freedom. ~ Maggie Shipstead.

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Laughing in full abandonment is very good for your health. ~ Dalai Lama.

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I may fear abandonment, but don’t second guess my ability to cut ties with people in a split second. ~ Unknown.

Best Abandonment Issues Quotes

When you feel abandoned, don’t let painful feelings fester. Tell someone; you have a right to feel better. ~ Steve Tsuchiyama.

Even where love has run thin the child’s soul musters strength… the rush of purpose to make a life worth living past abandonment building the layers up again over the torn hole. ~ Adrienne Rich.

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My healing isn’t a choice to abandon others, it’s a choice to no longer abandon myself. ~ Elezabeth Symond.

If someone hurt you, abandoned you, betrayed you… it says nothing about your meaningfulness but everything about their character. ~ Krystal.

Control doesn’t validate love; it validates the nonexistence of trust and the painful unwillingness to accept the truth. ~ Shannon L. Alder.

I’ve overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse. ~ Tatum O’Neal.

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The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

People need to know that they are not alone, that they have not been abandoned; but that there is One Who loves them for what they are, who cares about them. ~ Dada Vaswani.

Famous Abandonment Issues Quotes

If you leave someone at least tell them why, because what’s more painful than being abandoned; is knowing you’re not worth an explanation. ~ Unknown.

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A family ship will never sink until it is abandoned by its crew. ~ Wes Fesler.

The sun loved me again when it saw that the stars would not abandon me. ~ Jenim Dibie.

I am the captain of my destiny, I do not abandon the ship in hard times, But, I do have sense enough not to go down with the ship ~ Cesare Pavese.

If we hold a space for our partners to express themselves without the fear of abandonment, we’ve taken a HUGE step towards cultivating Love in our relationships. ~ Unknown.

The fear of abandonment forced me to comply as a child, but I’m not forced to comply anymore. The key people in my life did reject me for telling the truth about my abuse, but I’m not alone. Even if the consequence for telling the truth is rejection from everyone I know, that’s not the same death threat that it was when I was a child. I’m a self-sufficient adult and abandonment no longer means the end of my life. ~ Christina Enevoldsen.

The person whom you really, really love may not be here anymore. And you might be feeling lonely, but, there are people in this world who really, really love you, so shouldn’t that equal it all out? So, please don’t ever think that you’re alone. I’ll be watching over you. I’ll always be watching over you. I promise to always watch over you. You’re not alone. ~ Yuuki Obata.

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You have not been abandoned. You are never alone, except by your own choice. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

I shall not be defined by what I have suffered but how I have endured them. ~ Donna Lynn Hope.

I developed this compulsion to clean as a sort of protection ritual performed when I felt even the slightest bit abandoned, and eventuality that tormented my young imagination. ~ Michelle Zauner.

No soul that aspires can ever fail to rise; no heart that loves can ever be abandoned. Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they who have suffered are able to save. ~ Annie Besant.

Popular Abandonment Issues Quotes

People need to know that they are not alone, that they have not been abandoned; but that there is One Who loves them for what they are, Who cares about them. ~ Dada Vaswani.

Remember, at the moment of your deepest anguish, you are not being abandoned. There are concerned fellow humans ready to meet your own reaching out for life – wish regeneration. Do not isolate yourself from help ~ Froma Sand.

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Not belonging is a terrible feeling. It feels awkward and it hurts, as if you were wearing someone else’s shoes. ~ Unknown.

A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. ~ Unknown.

The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never said and never explained. ~ Unknown.

Frankenstein can be a metaphor for abandonment, or wanting to be accepted for who you are, or not liking who you are and wanting to actually change that. ~ Kevin Grevioux.

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You wouldn’t abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn’t control the winds. ~ Thomas More.

People don’t abandon people they love. They abandon people they were using. ~ Unknown.

If love is universal, no one can be left out. ~ Deepak Chopra.

Powerful Abandonment Issues Quotes

Because the place you are born isn’t necessarily the place you belong. I was born into a world that abandoned me, stole from me, rejected me; is it so surprising I found a better one? ~ Unknown.

Sometimes you must embrace the feeling of being abandoned, until your deepest self warms to the thought of you being its closest companion. ~ Curtis Tyrone Jones.

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Fight back, don’t submit, don’t abandon yourself to despair. ~ Louis Sacks.

The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness. ~ Brian A. McBride.

You can show trust by believing in others when other people have abandoned them. Words and actions of encouragement can go a long way in building others up. ~ Byron Pulsifer.

Keep your heart wide open and you’ll be received with open hearts – not by everyone, but to be received by one open heart is more than worth the journey. ~ Marnie Grundman.

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Hope never abandons you, you abandon it. ~ George Weinberg.

Withholding love is a form of self-sabotage, as what we withhold from others, we are withholding from ourselves. ~ Marianne Williamson.

Quotes about Abandonment Issues

Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment. ~ Lady Gaga.

Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them. ~ Unknown.

We simply can’t abandon ship every time we encounter a storm in our marriage. Real love is about weathering the storms of life together. ~ Seth Adam Smith.

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At times in life you have to leave people where they left you. ~ Angel Moreira.

The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted. ~ Peter McWilliams.

Chasing unavailable people is self abandonment. ~ Sheleana Aiyana.

Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. And our biggest fear is abandonment. ~ Candace Pert.

Basic human contact – the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words – is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you’re feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can. ~ Martha Beck.


So these were the 60 quotes about Abandonment Issues.

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