Paulina Porizkova has been open about everything in her healing and growing up, from fighting ageism to being open about her personal struggles. On May 12, the former supermodel shared her most vulnerable post on Instagram, detailing her fear of abandonment and how getting older has helped her overcome it.
She posted it with a caption that began with, “This is a recent realization – I continue to be abandoned by the people I love. I’m not writing this to play a victim. In some cases that is the situation. But it got me thinking about how one can set themselves up to perpetuate what they fear most. “
She added, “The fear of abandonment led me to instead cling to, and then dismiss, those I love: at the very first hint of distance – I made sure I closed the door first. so they can’t leave ME. And it took me fifty years to realize this. Growing old is wonderful, you can open up your heart AND your brain – if you let it. “
Porizkova ended the post by tagging photographer @adamkenworthy and her iconic final line, “#betweenjloandbettywhite #deepthoughts #greypride #oldandugly better than young and pretty.”
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Many fans flocked to the comments section, thanking her for her transparency. One fan wrote: “Thanks! I think this is something that I have to go through alone❤️” and another added, “Also said 👏👏👏 It is surprising to realize that some behaviors that you once considered as inner strength, actually are unconscious defensive movements. # over50wisdom. ”
Many people struggle with a fear of abandonment and it is refreshing to see a celebrity talk about it, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month.
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