EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

ABANDONMENT OVER AN UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY



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NOTES:

Many wounds stem from the results of conditional love: you didn’t try hard enough; you embarrassed me; you broke my rules. Having a child, despite the joy that usually accompanies it, is one of the most stressful life events that someone can experience. When a pregnancy is unexpected or unwanted, the stress compounds. When the person coming to grips with this surprising change is then abandoned by her support system (in the form of parents, a lover, or a spouse), the result can be too much to bear. It could be the mother or father who is shunned in this situation, but because nine times out of ten, it’s the mother who suffers rejection, this entry will focus on the wounding event from her perspective.


WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Trust and Betrayals, Abandonment

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
physiological needs, safety and security, love and belonging, esteem and recognition, self-actualization

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
they'll never be able to achieve their dreams
what people say about them is true (They're a whore, stupid, irresponsible, etc.)
the baby is the cause of all their trouble
love is temporary
people always leave when times get tough
they don’t need anyone else

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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