All of us have experienced at least once the need of having an attachment figure next to us in a particular moment. Although separation anxiety can be met especially at children, adults may also deal with this in crucial situations. While it’s a normal stage in children development, it’s a bit unusual when we speak about adults.
Separation anxiety becomes so visible when children refuse to do certain things or go to certain places without their parents or any other object they feel so much attached to, like toys or any other figure.
Later on, as adults, separation anxiety can be easily recognized when people simply refuse to leave home, office or any other place due to fear of separation. Certain adults may suffer from sever separation anxiety especially when during their development stage as children they faced specific issues.