The son and heir told me over the weekend that he had had a dream in which I, and someone he works with called Steve, jumped out of a plane together, parachuted, and landed next to him in a field to wish him a happy birthday.
I was rather taken with this until I made the mistake of mentioning it to the Gillster, a man who has dropped more money than I will ever earn on cod-Freudian shysters.
Was there a hint of a twinkle in his eye, when he attributed it to abandonment issues? I feckin' hope so.
“Abandonment issues” is an informal term that describes a strong fear of losing loved ones or of them leaving a relationship. It is a form of anxiety that can affect relationships throughout life.
“Abandonment issues” is not a distinct diagnosis. As such, it can refer to many things.
Fear of abandonment can come from an anxious attachment style or early childhood trauma. It is also a feature of some mental health conditions, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Gimme Chrissie Hynde over Sigmund F any day of the week.