What My Abandonment Surveys Reveal

By: J. Ray Rice, A.C.S.W.

First, I want thank each of you that have answered my surveys and I encourage you to do the same. For me, abandonment is a normal consequence of all interactions and communications between people and by people.

Naturally, some abandonment experiences leave us with more traumatic issues than others and their impact should not to be minimized by anyone.

In my opinion, it is to very one’s best interest for them to
go into therapy at some point and time in their life. It is difficult sometimes to go through life’s experiences and not have them affect you someway. It takes strength to look at ourselves and discuss how life events and experiences may be affecting our interpersonal interactions or self-esteem. It is not a shameful act to seek the advice or counseling of a trained mental health
professional.

The following individual polls result can be viewed by
clicking on view result under the vote button at the end of each survey. Here are the results from the five current surveys on this site. Please keep in mind that the results today may be different that those given at the time of the posting.

I welcome your comments and observations. So, please give them! 

On the question of: Who Should Abandon Israel or Hamas! (As of 03/14/09) 33% said Israel

On
the question of: Should We Be Talking
with Our Enemies?

(As of 03/14/09) 81% said Yes!

On the question of: When You Hear or See
the Name…Dr. King does it
Remind You that He was a Reverend?
(As of 03/14/09) 60% said No!

On the question of: My Most Recent
Abandonment Experience Is?                                 
(As of 03/14/09) 22% said, “I experienced rejection!”

On the question of: What is your “Core
Abandonment Issue?”                                             
(As of 03/14/08) 17% I experienced emotion, physical, or sexual abuse!”

Please cast your vote on these questions and give your comments to these results.