ABANDONMENT: When Parents lovingly adopt a child and provide a nurturing environment, care, protection, and exercise of family togetherness, they are often bewildered that their child does not reciprocate their thankfulness and love back to them. The child, in some cases, will exhibit anger, defiance, or even depression.  In many cases, low self-image is the…

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Integral to the concept of love is attachment.  However, the emotion of love is actually just part of our attachment system that includes the biological components of attachment such as sexual and non-sexual touch as well as the emotions of love and the closeness of intimacy.  Attachment adds strength to close or intimate relationships.  However,…

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