Self-abandonment begins in childhood.
If your parents didn’t meet your emotional and/or physical needs in childhood, you may have formed a core belief that you are unworthy of love and belonging.
I have observed that we tend to repeat our childhood trauma. We repeatedly attract people who will not meet our needs because it’s familiar.
And we don’t know how to be there for ourselves, because no one was truly there for us as children.
We can learn how to love and value ourselves.
We can prioritize self-care.
We can learn how to set boundaries without feeling guilty.
We can learn how to be true to ourselves.