I’ve been wanting to explore the issue of abandonment for several months now, because it seems to be an issue that comes up again and again during the WifeBoat Support Groups. Here’s Part I of a guest post I did for my husband’s blog, JoeDallasOnline.com. Look for Part II next week, when I address how to move from fear-based relating to more a God-centered and secure way of dealing with fear of abandonment. Blessings, R.
Left Behind: The Problem
Can you imagine a little girl raised in poverty because her father squandered the family income on alcohol and gambling? You can just see her growing up determined to never experience that sort of betrayal again. She puts herself through college, gets a promising job, saves monthly and carefully guards her income. She kind if reminds me of Scarlett O’Hara shaking her fist saying “I’ll never be hungry again!” Never again, this girl tells herself, and she means it. Mr. Right comes along eventually and she marries, but her old fears are intact. Still, she knows she has to trust if she’s going to wed, so she pools her resources with her husband’s, only to find that within a year he, like her father, has been secretly squandering it on booze and partying. Read more at JoeDallasOnline.com