Welcome to the “Conquer Your Battlefield” podcast, where we come together to discuss some of the more significant struggles, and metaphorical battlefields, that we’ve faced along our journeys, and share some insight on how we’ve conquered them.
I’m JD McGibney, and in this episode I’ll be chatting with one of the most Down to Earth people I’ve ever met in my life. A man who has lived the rock star dream, and happens to be an ideal single father. A Masterful bassist, and a man that can befriend anyone in the room. Mr. Jason Klein, formerly of Butcher Babies, and now of Thumpdrag, and also my band mate in Angels on the Battlefield!
Today we are going to be talking about Separation Anxiety. Normally, it is a common occurrence in children as they grow and develop, learning to be separated from their parents and loved ones as they become independent. Separation Anxiety can, however, persist into adulthood for a myriad of reasons.
In adults, separation anxiety tends to revolve around fear or concern about the wellbeing of a child or spouse. It can lead to bouts of extreme anxiety, or even panic attacks. Over an extended period of time, individuals dealing with Separation anxiety can become withdrawn from their normal social interactions, have difficulty concentrating, and even experience bouts of depression.
According to “The Recovery Village,” between 1%-6% of adults deal with separation anxiety. Those who do, tend to also have dealt with some sort of traumatic event in relation to their child or significant other. Another common statistic is that Separation anxiety is not uncommon in women who have had difficulties during pregnancy or childbirth.