Abandonment creates an emotional crisis of such intensity and duration that it mimics a full blown borderline episode. This has caused many a therapist to diagnose borderline personality disorder (BPD) in many a client in the throes of a painful separation. The emotional volcano of abandonment is often misunderstood by the clinician as evidence of serious psychiatric disorder.
I love this picture for what it represents. It's a juxtapose in many ways. See how the sun is shining through the window onto all the rubble? Despite the abandonment and devastation, there is still always hope.