There is possibly an anxiety component to it. “What if I let it go and I really miss it? I can’t handle what that feels like.” OR “What if I let it go and I never have something like it again.”
I love the idea of a basket for treasures and, when the basket is full, you have to let something go to save something new. But, this is clearly very hard for her, so take incremental, tiny steps to help her through it.
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