Or perhaps when you start developing feelings for someone, you experience major anxiety when that person is not around. Many attachment theorists believe that by the age of 5, we develop a primary attachment style that will more or less define the way we emotionally bond and attach to others in our adult lives.
Not hearing from the apple of your eye brings out your fear of rejection and abandonment, causing you to panic. There are three primary attachment styles: secure, avoidant and anxious.
Their primary fear is rejection, and they often worry about their partner's ability to love them back.
When triggered, they engage in protest behavior that can be rather destructive.
For example, if an anxious doesn't hear from her partner all day, she reacts by punishing him.
Like a hurt child, she reacts by not answering his calls or avoiding him completely.
Or, she may become frantic, and keep calling or texting him repeatedly.