Fear of Intimacy: Rejection and engulfment
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Most of us grow up fearing both rejection and engulfment, due to our growing-up experiences. But currently, protecting against rejection and engulfment might be causing your relationship problems, or may be the underlying reasons for not being able to find or sustain a loving relationship. Discover how to begin healing these fears.
Anxiety and control are intricately linked. When our intent is to control that which we cannot control - others and outcomes - we will always feel anxious. Our anxiety is telling us that we are off base - that we need to get present in the moment and take loving action for ourselves, rather than continue to try to control.
By Dr. Margaret Paul