• Love Me, Don't Leave Me

  • Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships
  • By: Michelle Skeen PsyD
  • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 02-09-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.4 (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Everyone thrives on love, comfort, and the safety of family, friends, and community. But if you are denied these basic comforts early in life through a lack of physical affection or emotional bonding, you may develop intense fears of abandonment that can last well into adulthood - fears so powerful that they can actually cause you to push people away. If you suffer from fears of abandonment, you may have underlying feelings of anger, shame, fear, anxiety, depression, and grief. These emotions are intense and painful, and when they surface they can lead to a number of negative behaviors, such as jealousy, clinging, and emotional blackmail.
In Love Me, Don't Leave Me, therapist Michelle Skeen combines acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help you identify the root of your fears. In this book you'll learn how schema coping behaviors - deeply entrenched and automatic behaviors rooted in childhood experiences and fears - can take over and cause you to inadvertently sabotage your relationships. By recognizing these coping behaviors and understanding their cause, you will gain powerful insights not only into your own mind but also into the minds of those around you.
©2014 Michelle Skeen (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"[Skeen's] writing is concise and wonderfully clear, with many excellent exercises to give the reader the opportunity to make actual positive changes." (Randi Gunther, author of Relationship Saboteurs)
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By MMC on 04-13-17

Very insightful and applicable.

This book caused me to consider my childhood experienced being away from my parents and how much they have impacted my life.

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By sony on 01-31-17

Mental self help

Excellent adult self help book
Teach you abandonment and coping skill
Teach how to communicate better without negative past baggage.
Teach you listen better skills

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By Nathalie on 11-17-16

great food for thought

this book has given me definitely a lot to think about and has opened my eyes in the patterns we follow without being aware of it. made me view things from a different perspective. also a great narrator.

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